Interscope recording artist SUR releases the video for their debut single “Lean Back” today. The clip was directed by Phillip Montgomery and was shot in a picturesque, woodsy, lakeside area in Big Bear that just so happened to be an active bible camp… the perfect backdrop to shoot a video that includes multiple murders and a ghost set alongside campers practicing their kayak safety drills! Watch here
“We set out to make a music video and we ended up making a short film,” says SUR founder Zack Arnett. “Our director Phillip Montgomery encapsulated the theme of the song with a precise vision, he brought a new life to the music, like giving a face to a voice with a dream like cinematic look. This one is for the warrior within us all. Here’s to the beast!!”
SUR is the brainchild of musician/producer Zack Arnett, who also adds to his credentials visual artist, poet, medicinal farmer and apothecarian. Frustrated by the confines of Los Angeles, Arnett built a makeshift studio in the back of an RV and set out on a journey through the desert, national parks and Big Sur. While out on the road, Arnett began creating a sound both gritty and melodic, nuanced and volatile, reflective and deeply life-affirming. The lifelong musician will release a debut EP early next year that fully embodies the forces at the heart of SUR: love, violence, and nature.
Catch SUR live in New York and Los Angeles next month: