Award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and voice-over actor JASON CHARLES MILLER has unveiled a new music video for his powerful single “Get Thee Behind Me,” which features guest performances by Dug Pinnick (King’s X), ‘Cowboy’ Eddie Long and Duane Betts (son of founding Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts). The track is taken from MILLER‘s recent album IN THE WASTELAND (SONY/RED MUSIC) which combines elements of outlaw country, Americana and Southern rock.
Filmed in the Southern California desert near the Salton Sea and directed by Andrew Fogel (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), the video alludes to the Christian story of the Temptation of Christ and contemplates the struggle of good versus evil.
“Get thee behind me ’cause the devil won’t show what he know you don’t know”
“When writing the lyrics for this album, I was really inspired by the struggle of good versus evil,” shares MILLER. “Whether you’re a Christian or not, most people are at least casually aware of the story of the Temptation of Christ, where Jesus wanders in the desert for 40 days and is tested and tempted by Satan. Taking more of a secular view of a very religious story, I decided to write the lyrics from Satan’s point of view–how he kept getting more and more frustrated with Jesus and finally left. So of course I had to play Satan in the video, at least part of the time! The rest of the time I’m just myself, retracing the steps of what happened.”
MILLER elaborates: “To mix things up a bit, since visually the video looks very apocalyptic, we decided to add the four horsemen of the apocalypse: Conquest, War, Death and Famine, portrayed by four amazing women on motorcycles.”
“Well he cast me down, to the underground I’m gonna raise my throne, you’re gonna hear my sound”
MILLER embarks August 20 on a headline month-long trek across the U.S. plus a few shows supporting the Allman Betts Band and an appearance at Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee. Next, MILLER will return to California for the annual Wasteland Weekland, where he’s previously performed; the festival is featured in the music video for the album’s title track, “In The Wasteland.” Look for MILLER to also perform at the Whisky-A-Go-Go on October 3. Full dates are listed HERE.
In The Wasteland was mixed and produced by Grammy Award winner Matt Hyde (Jonny Lang, No Doubt, Deftones) and features drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty).The album’s additional musical guests include two members from Lynyrd Skynyrd–guitarist Rickey Medlocke and keyboardist Peter Keys–legendary soul vocalist Brenda Lee Eager (Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Diana Ross), Blackberry Smoke vocalist Charlie Starr, and guitarist Adam Shoenfeld (Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean).
MILLER is also widely recognized as the founder of the rock band Godhead. He’s also written songs with Billy Ray Cyrus, Rickey Medlocke, Charlie Starr, Marilyn Manson and Ben Moody (Evanescence) and has been awarded three gold records. Hismusic has been featured on such TV shows as “True Blood,” “The NFL Today,” “The Deadliest Catch” and “Critical Role.”
MILLER is a voice-over actor who has appeared in over 100 cartoons and video games and is the on-camera host of the popular Geek & Sundry show “Starter Kit,” which teaches celebrities how to play role-playing games. He recently appeared at the San Diego Comic Conspeaking on the Geek & Sundry Presents: All Things RPG-E Panel, followed by a surprise acoustic performance for Legion M‘s official SDCC party at TCL Rooftop.