Minnesota pop/rock band and allies, War Poets are introducing themselves to the scene with a love song.
“Close Enough” is a ballad set to electric guitars and radio-ready hooks about a two couples in New York City. The video features two same-sex couples.
“These couples are in love, just like people in other relationships,” says War Poets front man and songwriter Rex Haberman, who co-wrote the track with Grammy winning producer Kevin Bowe. “They want to get married. It’s a portrayal of what they go through to make that happen.”
Directed by Toni Trussoni and produced by Chris Bueckers, the video mixes archival footage of pro-gay rallies and anti-gay demonstrations and is set in New York’s Greenwich Village.
“This is the first time that I have worked on a project with gay couples as the focal point,” Bueckers explains. “It was a challenge. Some people would not work on the project because of the subject matter, and I was a little taken aback by that. The film community is usually very open and progressive about the topic of gay rights.”
Timing is perfect with Minnesota voters weighing in on their own Same-Sex Marriage Amendment in November. The ballot measure attempts to define marriage as a union between heterosexual couples.
Look for Dulce et Decorum Est, War Poets’ debut album, in early October. For more information, visit www.warpoets.net.