Last month, Bradley Wik and the Charlatans‘ released their album, In My Youth, I’m Getting Old... The concept of the record was to Wik go back to their roots recording as a band, together, live, in one room, to tape. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the spooky new video for “Let’s Go Out Tonight.”
Written and Directed by Kevin Pietila, the video finds Bradley Wik get hit by a bus but don’t worry, he rises from the dead. Wik then does what any good zombie in a music video would, he does the thriller dance and stalks his girlfriend. After zombifying her two friends, Wik finally gets the girl. There is a surprise twist at the end of the video which I won’t spoil. You’ll just have to watch to find out what happens.
Bradley said of the video “Turns out it’s not easy to make a zombie-themed music video. From finding the right DP and makeup artist to bring our zombie rom-com to life, to finding the perfect “Thriller” looking house, the director and I digging a real grave in someone’s backyard (Oregon dirt is mostly clay with lots of rocks in it…), the 2+ hours of having alcohol-based makeup, since it was still raining in July (God bless Oregon), slathered on my face, neck and hands plus the 1+ hour of washing my skin with alcohol to get it back off, practicing “Thriller” dance moves in my apartment and injuring my hand so badly that I now have a scar for the rest of my life (long story), to all the overnight shoots, it wasn’t your typical music video. I was buried underground for almost 20 minutes while we waited for the lighting, effects and weather to all play together for the perfect shot, and I loved it; which was good since that was only the first of many takes.” But the commitment to his craft paid off with a perfect halloween video.