Stephen Chopek recently moved to Memphis from his native New Jersey, and found a niche playing drums for both John Paul Keith and the guitarist's project with Amy LaVere, Motel Mirrors. But Chopek also does his own thing, and "Systematic Collapse" is the first single from his new EP, Things Moving.
Chopek shot this video, using footage he shot while on the road, including scenes from Seattle, Washington, New Haven Connecticut, Rutherford, New Jersey, and Memphis. "I was touring a lot last year, and wanted to capture the moments between traveling and performing," he says. "Most of the action in the video takes place at night, which is when I had time to get out and explore my surroundings".
Chopek says the song is about the interconnected set of crises that defines our world today, but all is not doom and gloom. "The juxtaposition of a dancing horse, who also spins records, provides some comic relief for a song about a world in need of repair," he says.
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