Colorado band Tenth Mountain Division is pushing the sound found in the mountains in bold new directions. Its high-energy and exploratory take on Americana draws influences from classic Southern rock, progressive bluegrass that was born in their backyard, and the adventurous spirit of ’60s psychedelic music.
The band’s new song, “9 to 5,” is the lead single from the upcoming album (as of yet untitled and without a release date set) that was produced by Tim Carbone at Silo Sound Studio in Denver. It was penned by bass player Andrew Cooney, and is about trusting your gut on the paths you take in life.
“Combining 2D cel animation and pen-and-paper shape layer illustration, this video was created to show the dichotomy of the lives we imagine and the ones we’re stuck working, behind the veil,” says the video’s director, Chase Taylor. “Explored are the themes of repetition, subtle vibrancy, and nature’s call to adventure. As the story progresses, rhythm and the abstract entangle to show freedom in music and movement.”
DittyTV happily offers the world premiere video from Tenth Mountain Division here. You can catch the DittyTV Debut of the video on The Curve, Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 11/10c.