Hamilton Leithauser - I Don't Need Anyone (Official Video)
I Don't Need Anyone is from Hamilton Leithauser's Black Hours out now.
Hamilton Leithauser official site: http://hamiltonleithauser.com
Director: Paul Maroon
Director of Photography: Dorottya Hegedus-Lum
Assistant Director: Kevin Lum
Assistant Photographer: Nicholas Arnaud Dufrechou
Assistant Photography: Russel Zimmerman
Color/Finishing: Kevin Barker
Edited at La Moutique
Christopher Colbert, in the role of a lifetime, plays himself
Hamilton Leithauser: Vocals
Paul Maroon: Electric and Acoustic Guitars / Organ
Richard Swift: Drums
Morgan Henderson: Bass / Marimba / Percussion
Ellis Ludwig Leone: Strings
Rob Moose: Strings
Keats Deiffenbach: Strings
Nathan Schram: Strings
Anna Stumpf: backing vocals
Written by Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon
Recorded at Vox Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Plymouth & Adams, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered by Michael Harris
Produced by Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon
Mixed by Craig Silvey assisted by Eduardo de la Paz at Toast Studios, London, UK
Hamilton Leithauser's "I Don't Need Anyone" may, by title alone, eschew any sort of together time, but the video for the latest Black Hours has the indie crooner kicking it, for better or worse, as part of an inseparable duo.
Directed by Paul Maroon (Leithauser's longtime Walkmen chum, who also had a hand in Black Hours' songwriting sessions), the video finds the solo artist involved in various vignettes with a dapper but Droopy-esque character (played by soundman Christopher Colbert). Cannonballs are enjoyed by the pool, mugs of ale are split unevenly, and a shaky flight offers up sage advice in the ongoing "don't text and fly" debate.
You'll see the pair's friendship flash before your eyes above.