Philly rockers Ruby The Hatchet thrive on stage, and their new music video for “The Change” — the latest single from last year’s Fear Is A Cruel Master LP — captures the band in their element, rocking a rowdy and revved-up hometown show at Warehouse On Watts.
The video was filmed by Azon Miller and Joshua Kost, and finds the band saturated in red light, powering through a performance of the song — one of Fear‘s poppier moments, with frontperson Jillian Taylor sharing soaring harmonies with drummer Owen Stewart and giving Stevie Nicks as much as Robert Plant vibes at the mic.
Talking to Brooklyn Vegan for their premiere of the video, Taylor says:
“If you’ve seen us out on the road then you’ve seen us at our best. We live for our live performances and authentic crowd connections. When filming our record release show in Philly for a Bandcamp live stream (more on that TBA soon), we wanted to capture just that: the energy we get from all of you. It was a special night with friends and fans that we are now able to share with anyone who couldn’t make it via our video for ‘The Change,’ a song perfectly fit for encapsulating the last 5 years before releasing our latest album. Growth, the pains that go along with it, letting go of what no longer suits you and holding tight to what always will…’I never wanted to change, too wild to stay the same…’”
Watch “The Change” below; Ruby The Hatchet heads out on a lengthy spring and summer tour later this month, with a regional stop at Atlantic City’s Anchor Rock Club on April 22nd. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at WXPN’s Concerts and Events page.