The High Plains Drifters are taking on the Big Apple for their first music video!
The Americana band released the colorful visual last week, which was directed by Gabriel Barreto and stars Victor Verhaeghe (Bridge Of Spies, Peel, The Americans, The Night Of). With the song’s core about longing to reignite the spark with an old flame, it’s only fitting that Verhaeghe plays a distraught pastor looking for his “Virginia,” the girl that got away.
“I’m stoked to release the official video of ‘Virginia,’ which is a song about the road not taken. This single dates back to my experiences as a young, single guy in Manhattan. My buddies and I would sometimes be lucky enough to meet a fantastic girl, but then we’d manage to screw it up, leaving us wondering ‘what if'”, says HPD front-runner Larry Studnicky, a lawyer who is most known for structuring and closing the landmark label and publisher deals that ushered in the world of digital interactive radio (enjoyed today by listeners of Pandora, Spotify, etc.).
The band also features Charles Czarnecki (producer/songwriter, keyboards, lead & backup vocals), John Macom (rhythm & electric guitars, lead & backup vocals) and Mike DoCampo (rhythm & electric guitars, backup vocals), all of whom are lifelong friends that created the group purely to bring happiness to the ears of every listener.
“Virginia” is currently featured on the band’s just-released, self-titled debut album produced by Greg Cohen (Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera) and Czarnecki. The album conceptualizes a listening experience of a sonic road trip across the country, making The High Plain Drifters more bona fide than ever. With influences from pop-punk, mainstream rock, ballads, and even country, The High Plain Drifters’ genre bending sound will give you that “feel good” mood no matter what your musical preference is.