This is not a video for the claustrophobic. This whimsical video follows a red dressed traveler – Edie Brickell, of Dallas’ own Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – entering an elevator to be met by a jovial banjoist, Martin. As the song â€œWonâ€™t Go Backâ€ build into a bluegrass meets Brill building 50’s pop the elevator fills with a cast of diverse characters each with a part, and an instrument, to play.
Come for the fun. Stay for the music.
Steve Martin cheekily tells vanityfair.com that the video was three years in the making and was a delight to work on,â€ says of his and Edie Brickellâ€™s song â€œWonâ€™t Go Back.â€ Martin continues, â€œEspecially wonderful to work with was â€œhey youâ€ (our director) and â€œhey youâ€ (our costumer), and I am deeply indebted to â€œhey youâ€ (the woman who sang).â€
â€œWonâ€™t Go Backâ€ is from their upcoming second studio LP, ‘So Familiar’ out Oct 30th. Pre-order here.