The Artist Explains: Ghost of Jericho - 'Babylon'

Ghost of Jericho talks us through the ideas behind his single and eerie music video, 'Babylon'.
'Babylon' is the first single from Ghost of Jericho's forthcoming EP 'Ein Ani' EP. The track mixes elements of dark pop, rock, and industrial music influences

Ghost of Jericho Explains:
Where was the video for 'Babylon' filmed?
A burned down house in deep Provo Utah as well as a local film studio.

How does the video/ footage compliment the song?
The song is about a love lost, the burned down home exemplifies a safe shelter for a family that has been destroyed. In essence, the burned down home is a metaphor of destroyed love.

Any behind the scenes stories?
The video was not something that was planned at all. It was simply something that caught the eye of the music producer. It was intended for artistic expression and was not intended to be released. But after the artists had completed the song and video, it became a blended monster that caught the eye and ear of the label.

Tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
We wanted the video to represent something like that of a NIN, Depeche Mode or Tim Burton film. We were looking for dark, eerie, borderline grotesque that would not necessarily be a "popular" video but rather something that is interesting to look at, compelling to the dark side of viewers.

What is the message you hope people take from watching the video?
The overall message that we wish to convey is the fragility of love. We must nourish it, care for it and recognize how easily it can be darkened.

Interview feature by Karla Harris