Grey Daze opened the first ever Download TV, a weekend long virtual festival (June 12 – 14) from the creators of Download Festival, with the premiere of their video for “B12” (https://found.ee/GD_B12YouTube). The song is from the Phoenix-based band’s forthcoming album, Amends (June 26, Loma Vista Recordings).
“Everything we’ve done surrounding the upcoming release of Amends has been to honor Chester,” explains Grey Daze co-founder and drummer Sean Dowdell. “The video for ’B12’ is no exception. We wanted to celebrate all that has been accomplished in seeing Amends, a release he had wanted to bring to life, and in this video we not only brought his lyrics to life, we also were able to feel his presence as we performed alongside his vocal track.” The live performance is interspersed with clips from the recording of the song, which features contributions from Head and Munky of KORN. Head said of the track: “…the range, the power, the melody, and the flow… it sounds like he’s (Chester) in his prime.”
Grey Daze have released a number of profound videos in support of the 11-song release, offering fans a look into the early musical moments of one of modern rock music’s most beloved singers. “What’s In The Eye” (https://found.ee/GD_Amends) showcased live footage of the band, sharing some of Chester’s first moments as a front man. “Sickness” (https://found.ee/GD_SicknessVideo) portrayed the real life story of Sean becoming Chester’s “big brother” after witnessing him being bullied. “Sometimes” (https://found.ee/GD_SometimesVideo) proved how powerful Chester’s lyrics were, even as a teenager, with the clip showcasing his words (“Maybe things will get better, maybe things will look brighter”) against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. “Soul Song” (https://found.ee/GD_SS) was possibly the most heart-warming of all, with Chester’s son, Jaime Bennington writing and directing the visual piece. In an interview with Alternative Press, Jaime explained that the video, which was set at a beloved family getaway in Sedona, Ariz., was reflective of his experience with mindful meditation, saying: “Through it, I have not just spoken with him but seen him with my own two eyes. And that is what this video is about. It’s about that practice. It’s about the lasting power of memory and about taking grief at my own pace.”