“We wanted to try filming the whole video with a drone and see how it would look, so we took a trip to Malibu, El Matador beach with our friend Arseniy, who recently is into the drones and trying to film everything around him,” says Daniil Brod of Russian band Pompeya. “For this video, it’s not a big deal of an idea, just us driving the van to the beach.”
Maybe it didn’t seem like it at the time, but there’s something exceptionally effective about the use of a drone to film a music video like “Anyway,” whose music, with its Depeche Mode relaxing on the beach feel, seems so intimate. There’s always a distant remove in the manner in which it captions the action, even something so simple as a band playing on the cliffs in California.
“I’ve known these guys a couple years now, when I visited their concert and fell in love with the music of their band and especially with song ‘Anyway,'” Arseniy Savitskiy, the drone director adds. “I found this song on the next day and was listening to it all day long. I had a huge desire to meet these guys again someday. Now when I shot video for this song with my drone it sounds like something beyond real life for me.”
“Anyway” comes from Pompeya’s most recent LP, Real, released via Mishu Records.