TVD Video Premiere: Robert Francis, “Baby Was The Devil”

“This is what happens when some of your closest friends steal your identity and become you after taking loads of mushrooms.”
Robert Francis

Robert Francis finds out his “His Baby Was The Devil” on cathartic new album Heaven, released last June.

We have the pleasure of premiering the brand new homespun video for “Baby Was The Devil” which depicts an all-girl group appropriating the romance-gone-wrong song in between puffs of “devil dandruff.” The video intentionally dates itself pre-YouTube with the girls rehearsing to a deadpan rendition of the original via their Sony camcorder—a clever way of visualizing the lyrics which seem to lament Robert’s old flame.

After an acute nervous breakdown following an extensive tour in 2012, Francis immersed himself in drugs and alcohol, shaved his head, and moved to Michigan with a girl he’d met on the road. It wasn’t until a series of songs kept showing up in his dreams that he began to toy with music again. Reinvigorated and with a fresh outlook, the elusive bard began laying down his dreamy musical ideas, eventually finishing up his most realized album to date.

Robert Francis’ fourth full-length release, Heaven is in store now via Aeronaut Records.

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