Gary Graff for BILLBOARD – Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have no problem staring intently into each other’s eyes; They are married, after all. But the duo decided a face-off was the best course to take for “Don’t Let It Bring You Down,” the first video from their new album Echo In The Valley, which is premiering exclusively below.
The clip, directed by Alex Chaloff and filmed in a sweaty Los Angeles warehouse, features the two — Fleck playing a cello banjo, Washburn on a fretless banjo — staring each other down as the camera swirls 360 degrees around their performance. “This song in particular is a little complicated. I guess you could say it’s hard to tap your foot throughout the whole thing,” Washburn tells Billboard. “One of the things we wanted to do was show people, on our instruments, what’s happening and use the (video) to help people understand the song musically.”