Check out a brand new song and video from Robert Schwartzman. This song “Second Chances” is from his upcoming album Double Capricorn and was inspired by a trip he took to Tibet, during which he spent time with Tibetan Monks and lived in a monastery. (That’s pretty rad, I think. I met Robert when he played a show with his band Rooney in Pittsburgh. Very cool and nice guy.)
“I’d like to thank everyone who helped out to make this video possible. Everyone in the video gave their time to share in the experience and to bring life to the finished piece. I want to give an extra shout out to my Mother, who plays my Mother in the scene where they think I’m possessed, and my brother Jason, who plays my brother/bandmate…(watch his skills at creating the slow motion effect in real time). My Mother was in a Rooney video years ago, but this is the first video where Jason and I got to rock out together.
When you see how other people live in other parts of the world, you appreciate how many good opportunities we have in our country. It frustrates me when I see people here who take things for granted. I wrote the song as a kind of a wake-up call for those people to get it together. I think we all have chances.” — Robert Schwartzman