We wrote the song ‘The Death of John Hall D. Y. ‘ on tour while reading a book about this human fate that lived in the late 1700s and was the son of one of Gothenburg’s wealthiest people. John Hall D.Y. came to inherit his father’s riches but not his mind or interest in business, butdevoted himself to music, art and literature and came to die rather destitute and homeless. We shot the video in Pilane, Sweden, and other places where John Hall is said to have spent his time. We sought a sense of the video and song that we experienced when we put ourselves into this man’s mind.
The video is produced by Patrik Lager.