The Rocket Summer’s “Same Air”: Idolator Video Premiere

Robbie Daw | January 5, 2016 10:00 am
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Bryce Avary, the Dallas-Forth Worth native behind long-running one-man alt-pop project The Rocket Summer, quite literally takes us on a lengthy plunge into his new music with the video for “Same Air.” The upbeat, guitar-driven song is the first from Avary’s upcoming sixth album, which was recorded in Los Angeles and will be released early this year.

Avary falls out of the sky and keeps plummeting throughout the entire four minutes of “Same Air.” Along for the drop is Bryce’s friend Hannah Simone, who you might recognize from her role as Cece on New Girl.

“I wanted to make a video that attempted to visually match the color in the song, ‘Same Air’. The directors had this trippy idea to tell a story of me falling from space through a beautiful, convoluted earth,” Avary tells Idolator. “I loved the idea but didn’t want to be the only one in the video since at the heart of it, the song is about unity and how we’re all connected. So I asked my friend, actress Hannah Simone to see if she’d like to be in the video as well, telling a story of two people from opposite sides of the planet on this similar esoteric journey. She was super into it. Having her in the video really made it more visually stunning. She rules.”

The only downside? Avary says, “I’ve never done a video with special effects like this and the acrobatics of it all had me sore for days.”

Catch The Rocket Summer’s “Same Air” video above, and let us know your thoughts on it below!