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War Stories Discuss "Hangin' On" Video

War Stories offer an exclusive look into the thought behind the new music video for their song "Hangin' On." Check out a short intro video and read what War Stories' Evan Robinson has to say.

posted October 14, 2008

War Stories offer an exclusive look into the thought behind the new music video for their song "Hangin' On." Check out a short intro video below and read what War Stories' Evan Robinson has to say. Then don't forget to watch the video for "Hangin' On".

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Where does War Stories come from? Not only the band's name and origin specifically, but what musical evolutions transpired to cause the creation of this band?

Though we all came from previous bands, it was not a profound musical evolution that brought us together. It was simply the passion to create honest music. The inspiration for the name War Stories comes from any and every internal battle we have as a band and as individuals. It is these battles that we often share through our songs.

The video for "Hangin' On" is clearly a social commentary on the current social and economic climate in the US. Are there specific elements behind the inspiration of both the song itself and video?

The inspiration for the song and the video coincide. That inspiration comes from the current state of our planet and what we did as human beings to bring it here. We wrote the song and shot the video to share our artistic perspective and provoke thought.

What else fuels War Stories' purpose as a band both musically and non-musically? Are there other artists that you draw inspiration from?

It is the lack of hope and honest music that fuels us. The unfortunate truth is that people often fall into the cookie cutter mold that society so conveniently provides for us. People latch onto that convenience and comfort at the same time neglecting their true gifts, hopes and dreams. We are here to break that mold and encourage people exercise their gifts and achieve their dreams. They were given to you for a reason. Give Hope.

What is different about the live experience of War Stories that might not be obvious to listeners of the album?

Comparing a record playing to a live show is like a long distance relationship. Though it is nice to speak with your loved one over the phone and hear their voice, most of the time you would much rather be in there company, enabling you see them and feel them. Even though I am extremely confident in the record, there is a euphoric energy at a live show that is impossible to capture on a recording. Not to mention the sweaty hugs that are exclusively given away at live shows only! Peace and Love –evan