Chicago’s Roommate began in NYC as the solo project of Kent Lambert back in 2000. Fifteen years later, the band has gone through several mutations on the journey to their fourth album, MAKE LIKE. Released in June by Chicago’s Strange Weather Records, the album is home to haunting indie-pop track, “Wilderness”.
Kent met filmmaker Adrian Briscoe fifteen years ago when the two were neighbors in Brooklyn. Now, winner of Best Picture at the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Adrian had carte blanche to do whatever he liked with the visuals of “Wilderness”. Kent had this to say about playing the nearly finished mixes of MAKE LIKE for Adrian:
He seemed to love the whole thing immediately, but by the end of the weekend he’d homed in on “Wilderness” in particular and asked if he could make a video for it. He already had a concept for it and a rough production plan. I trusted his artistic vision and his love for the song completely, I encouraged him to do whatever he wanted to do.
Check out Adrian’s vision for “Wilderness” below and let us know what you think.
Pick up a copy of MAKE LIKE on vinyl for just $15 through Strange Weather Records. If you’re in Chicago, you can catch Roommate live next Friday, 11/6 at The Burlington playing with Thomas Comerford and Luke Redfield.