The concept for the video of this song “Normandy” was to shoot Rence Seyb (aka pachisi champion, aka Dear Rabbit) singing and performing atop as many of the downtown bell towers as possible. We originally wanted to shoot from tower to tower—to connect the dots between all the towers, but it didn’t quite work out that way. The day we shot last year turned out to be the coldest, lowest-visibility day of the fall (and even colder on the towers), which worked well for the song. (Thanks also to Jay Schwan for mastering!)

One of the best parts about this shoot was that we got to peek inside and shoot from six of the most prominent towers downtown: Shove Chapel and Cutler Hall at Colorado College, The Pioneers Museum, First United Methodist Church, First Congregational Church and Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

As a bonus to the video, here’s a quick primer on the history of the buildings featured in the video.

 

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