4th generation Albertan rancher and songwriter Corb Lund has just completed a playful video for his new single "Getting' Down on the Mountain," the first mp3 from 'Cabin Fever' (New West / August 14), envisioning an apocalypse coming "when the oil stops, everything stops."
Here's the video, filmed in northern Alberta just before the snow melt and showing beautiful desolation, with Lund running through the tundra:
He says, "I first started this song and it was about partying at a ski resort. Then it turned into an 'end of civilization' kind of thing. You never know how these things are going to turn out. It's a canned food and ammo rocker. I watched this movie called 'Collapse' and it is about the definite possibility of an imminent petroleum crunch of petroleum crash and it got me thinking about canned food and ammunition."
He sings, "don't want to be around when the shit goes down… brother can't you spare some ammo."
The video was directed and shot by Fish Griwkowsky and edited by Justin Lachance.
Interestingly, the song is neither major or minor, with the root chord being a D5. He explains the origins of the song; the guitar parts; and more in this YouTube video:
Corb clarifies, for those wondering about his look in the video, "The beard is real, in answer to numerous inquiries."