Legendary guitarist Tom Morello has released the music video for 'Every Step That I Take' taken from his recently released album. The single, which features Portugal. The Man and Whethan and was performed live on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, is just one of collaborations on The Atlas Underground, one of the most ambitious efforts of Morello's long career.
The new video is a modern take on the story of Joe Hill. As Morello explains, “Revolutionary labor troubadour Joe Hill was murdered by a Utah firing squad for a crime he did not commit. They pinned a heart & crosshairs to his chest so the firing squad wouldn’t miss. His ashes were mailed to the four corners of the world and from those ashes generations of new revolutionaries continue to rise. The Atlas Underground sprang from those ashes as well and is proof that ideas, songs and struggle are bulletproof.”
Director Sean Evans created the video using 3-D technology, explaining “I started messing around with 3-D scanning end of last year because, as it turned out, I was walking around with a 3-D scanner, my freaking iPhone! Using it gave insane results, this broken technology vibe, it seemed like a perfect look to create a world out of for every step that I take, though it proved to be quite an undertaking. Worth it in the end!"
Morello is continuing in his commitment to empowering worthy organisations, partnering with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education for the release. SAVE is the leading national nonprofit agency working to prevent suicide through raising public awareness and education, reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, and serving as a resource for those touched by suicide.
The Atlas Underground is available now.