LOS ANGELES, CA| MARCH 7, 2016 – With the release of his sophomore album Understandlast month, Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars made a notable splash in the alternative Americana/folk scene. To celebrate the release, the songwriter has teamed up with The Bluegrass Situation for the exclusive music video premiere of the album’s title track, “Understand.” The video holds special meaning to Anton and director Max Mitrochine, who produced the video overseas in Paris, France. The collaboration of songwriter to director was a special one, producing a hauntingly beautiful interpretation of the lyrics. Here is what Anton Kellner had to say about his experience creating the video for “Understand”:
“I feel as though my director (who shot the video all the way in Paris) captured the melancholy of the song very well. We had tons of phone calls and collaborative ideas for the concept. I remember him telling me he would lose sleep over it, and it was all he could think about, haunting him even. He would wake up in the middle of the night for a cigarette and have a strong idea for an ending, and then it would drastically change. It was a great artistic experience and it allowed freedom for the both of us to express.” – Anton Kellner
The video director, Max Mitrochine states:
“I had a lot of time to think about the concept and shoot the video with absolutely no pressure coming from Anton, who had complete confidence in me. One artist giving another artist the opportunity to express himself. I had a blast shooting “Understand”. The video will speak the art” – Max Mitrochine
Coastal California is the home of singer/songwriter Anton Kellner, who performs with his band under the moniker “Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars“. After touring the circuit for quite some time in his prior band Holding Onto Hope (Come&Live Records), Kellner released his successful debut album entitled You Were The Fire. The album was released on July 29th, 2014 and had much critical acclaim among the press & his fans. You Were The Fire was produced by Nolan Perry (The Mighty Fine), with additional mastering handled by Eric Boulanger (OneRepublic, Plain White T’s). Kellner has landed 3 successful PR campaigns, extensive shows up & down the coast, two music videos, and numerous musical collaborations, such as with Louis Diller (HolyChild/Glassnote Records), Elle Puckett (Poema), Tim Brennan (June/Victory Records), Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday/The Color Fred). Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars‘ sophomore album, Understand, features Anton Kellner (vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, piano, organ), Nolan Perry (bass), Josh Lucas (drums, percussion), and Scott Poley (pedal steel, additional electric guitar), with additional vocals by Sierra English.