Family band releases new music video


Baldwin Games, a local folk-rock band, is releasing a new music video with a potent message. The video, which will be released online Monday, is for their new single, “Where Adam Fell,” and focuses on ethics, morals and self-realization.

“I wanted to write something about how much our economic vote matters in the ethical and moral scheme of things,” said Nate Baldwin, who wrote the song. “If we judged our goodness or morality by the media that we consume, would we really like who we were?”

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Baldwin Games, a local folk band, has a new music video to promote its song, “Where Adam Fell.”
The video was shot by Jeremy Miller, a local independent filmmaker. Kenny Baldwin, who plays piano in the band, said the concept for the music video is based on having one’s “media life” flash before their eyes.

“If someone could take all the media you consume over the course of a year and could and condense it to a five-minute video, would you like what you see?” he said. “That’s the basic underlying message of the video.”

Baldwin Games got their start nine months ago as a family band. Kevin Baldwin, the youngest brother in the group, said the band has been compared to groups like Mumford and Sons or the Goo Goo Dolls. Kenny said the band makes a concerted effort to produce music with content that stands apart from the humdrum material in most popular music.

“There are just too many songs about the same old things,” he said. “We want to sing about the reality of morality and at the very least say things in a new a way.”

The band hopes their new video can help garner them some interest among local crowds as they prepare for Muse Music Cafe’s upcoming Ultimate Battle of the Bands. This will be the second Battle of the Bands competition for the group, who finished second at the Provo Food and Care Coalition Battle of the Bands last summer. Ashliegh Baldwin, who is married to Nate and sings in the group, said this particular event holds some significance for the band since two of the members will be leaving on missions soon.

“We’d love for this Battle of the Bands to go really well,” she said. “It might be the last concert before we lose Jared and Kevin for two years. They’re going to go sell a special type of insurance.”

Baldwin Games have songs available for free on their Facebook page.

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