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What's a story behind one of your music videos?
"Maggie, I’ve Been Searching For Our Son"
I really think building community is a huge and important part of making music. When we started The Hold Steady we talked about this as a major goal for the kind of band we wanted to be, and I’ve tried to extend this to my solo work as well. For the video for “Maggie” we asked people to send in short clips of themselves relating to the music. A lot of people spelled out the lyrics, acted out the lyrics, or just gave us cool shots of the places they are from. We took all of these and a very talented video artist Caroline Jaecks was able to weave these into a video for the song. We were able to use almost all of the clips that were sent in, some very quickly of course. I really dig it aesthetically and also because of how it came together with the fans and community.