Over the past year I’ve been in love with these In the Open videos from indie rock group Young the Giant. In the videos the band performs beautiful stripped down versions of songs from their 2010 self titled album and their 2014 album Mind Over Matter. Recently the band released Joshua Tree in the Open which is a full length, behind the scenes look at the making of the In the Open videos. Filmed in Joshua Tree National Park in California, fans get a intimate look at the bands process which is pretty damn cool.
Click here for the video –>> Young the Giant – Joshua Tree in the Open
“It’s both interesting and challenging to reimagine our songs in these sessions; to play them stripped of all their production, naked and pure.”
My favorite In the Open session is for “Mind Over Matter” which they perform inside a cave. Definitely worth checking out.