Alejandro Jodorowsky would be proud of Fort Never. The group, known for their deeply emotive and thought-provoking music, decided to take on the monumental task of making the music video for Fly High an homage to the cult classic The Holy Mountain, and I’m here to tell you that they did it justice. The track is moving, with its heavy percussion, chanting and soul-stirring sitar work, all wonderfully supporting Chantell Moody‘s lyrics about learning to let go of the steering wheel and let fate be the pilot. For a band with such a small video catalog at the moment, the strides they are making from video to video are making that catalog quite the formidable one. Definitely a video of the year contender. Props to Fort Never and Travis Hoggard, director of the video, for their stellar work.
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Tagged Alejandro Jodorowsky, chief, fly high, fort never, the doomsday device, The Holy Mountain, travis hoggard
Sadly, I am not very familiar with Fort Never, but it is apparent that I need to get familiar as soon as possible. Paradigm, solely as a song, is strong and captivating. This music video, however, takes a solid foundation and builds a castle on top of it. 2017 continues to be an amazing, stellar year for Austin music videos, and this not only continues that trend, but I’d argue it raises the bar. This is the closest thing I’ve seen to Losing My Religion from our endless supply of local talent. This video demands multiple watches. Give it a few, like it, share it, and encourage others to do the same.