Video Premiere: Polyphonic Spree - "Let Them Be"
Following the recent release of their latest album Yes, It’s True, The Polyphonic Spree has now released a music video for “Let Them Be,” a standout track from the album and one drew inspiration from an unlikely source.
“Let Them Be is a song I created from looking at images of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea while working on some beats via Garage Band a few days before the recording session to finish the new album,” said band founder Tim DeLaughter. “I basically wrote the music and lyrics for it right there and saved most of it for the final recording, including the vocals.”
Although the music and lyrics came to DeLaughter quickly, the recording was by no means a solo endeavor.
“Of course much of the band came on board and placed parts here and there. Later, when we were having Tim Palmer mix the record, Julie and I asked him to take it some place unexpected just so we could step back and see what happened,” said DeLaughter. “Tim sent it to us the next day and had created an entire world to compliment the simple tracks.”
The band loved what they heard, and the next step was to create a video to visually match the song’s distinct sound. The band turned to director Ben Rowe.
“Ben Rowe, who has done quite a bit of video work with us before, created the video without us giving one bit of insight or direction,” said DeLaughter. His work is completely original and again the song, setting wise etc, takes us to even a more unknown reality. We were more than happy with the video when we saw it."
You can watch the video and listen for yourself in the player below. Be sure to check out The Polyphonic Spree’s Yes, It’s True, which is available now via