Gabe Kubanda has released his “Don’t By Lying” music video from his new album “Flow Fail Prevail” which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The video, which includes Gabe’s friends Cassie Aguiar, Alexis Ayala, & Helena Debrot, was directed by Matty Steinkamp of Sundawg Media and filmed entirely inPhoenix, Arizona.
This was my first real music video, and I had a blast filming, especially the green screen “hologram” scenes. The premise of the video is that in the near hypothetical future, fans would crave a more personal connection to the artist/musician, and personal hologram videos that they could interact with would become “all the rage”! haha. It was just a fun video idea, and really fun to film.
Don’t Be Lying is about how we tend to either hype up our lives and stories to others and then believe how “great” we are, or how we downplay our worth, telling ourselves that we can’t go on, or can’t make a difference, and start to believe that as well. Two sides of the coin I guess. But we all do it. We convince ourselves to give up, that life is too hard, or the exact opposite. I do it sometimes, and it’s just a great reminder to me to be humble and stay honest with myself. Sometimes our minds are the easiest things to trick. 🙂
Easter Egg: Some fans may notice that I’m playing 2 different guitars in the video. Halfway through filming, I gave my Martin away to a fan who had pledged on my crowdfunding campaign for this new album, Flow Fail Prevail. At Namm, an amazingly generous fan heard about that story, and actually gave me his Gibson Hummingbird to play. Hence the 2 guitars in the video. 🙂 – Gabe Kubanda