After having played various festivals all across Europe and relentlessly touring with retro rock outfits like Blues Pills and Kadavar in promotion of their critically acclaimed “Monkey” album, Slovenian heavy blues rock steam machine Stray Train now present “Heading For The Sun”, their first official video. The song is taken from their upcoming second album “Blues From Hell” (Nov 24th, 2017) and represents it like no other, as guitarist Boban Milunovic points out:
“Heading for the Sun is a song about unconditional love. In negative times like these, Lennon’s words “All you need is love”, seem to be more important than ever.
When we started to work on our new record, the opening riff for this song somehow stood out. It represents our new album in all musical aspects and it has all the ingredients that make Stray Train music what it is. Needless to say, we were pretty much sure right away, this is going to be the song for the band's first video.
The idea for the video itself came spontaneously and since Luka (vocals) is a passionate custom bike builder it was pretty logical to have a storyline that visualises and supports the lyrics.”
Not only was the video shoot personally rewarding, it also became a spiritual experience for the band:
“We shot this video near Split (Croatia) with a very talented director named Marcela Zanki. We just gave her the basic idea and all the rest is Marcela's work. On spiritual level, the location couldn't have been better. Once we arrived there at 7:00 on that extremely hot September morning we realised that on this very site, not too long ago, two different ethnical and religious groups were fighting each other in a pointless yet very bloody war. It was not planned at all but now the video bares a deeper symbolic meaning for the band as well.”
“Blues From Hell” will be released via SAOL on November 24th and available as CD, double vinyl and digital download.