Joe Bonamassa has released an animated music video accompanying the new single from his latest album, Time Clocks.
“Mind’s Eye” is the sixth track on the blues-rock titan’s critically acclaimed LP that appeared in October last year, and this retro-inspired film certainly lives up to the track title.
Paying homage to ‘70s-style prog rock themes and the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, viewers are transported on a psychedelic journey that moves through scenes of space juxtaposed with a plethora of flora and fauna, before being immersed in a lysergic seascape.
Among the surreal imagery in this trippy collage, viewers will be delighted to observe a Strat-toting, pipe-smoking seafarer straddling a cod.
“Joe wanted this video to emulate the great prog rock videos of the past using cool custom illustrations and psychedelic scenes,” commented Roy Weisman, CEO of Bonamassa's J&R Adventures label.
“The song has a very Pink Floyd feel so the video needed to step up and meet that unique vibe. The whole Time Clocks record is about a journey and “Mind’s Eye” gives you a fun glimpse of what could be swimming around inside someone’s mind.”
Bonamassa is renowned for pushing the boat out and venturing into uncharted territory. He has continuously surprised fans with new music throughout an illustrious career that began as a 12-year-old electric guitar playing prodigy.
Representing his rawest, most hard-rocking long-player to date, Time Clocks showcases Bonamassa’s world class guitar skills and vocals in full.
One of the most celebrated blues guitar players alive, this album sees Bonamassa “at a newfound peak.”
Buy Time Clocks here.
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