Video for Stone Jack Jones’ Black Coal featuring West Virginia

While most music videos consist of trying to make a band look cool, this one, shot in 16mm black and white kodak film, is a true work of art by director Zack Spiger. You rarely see such sinergy between image and sound. The grainy look given by the film, the mist, the pace, the meditated photography; all capture the dark ambiance of the song, the hopelesness, the resignation to a life that is just not that pleasant but has to be lived.