Motorhead remain one of the most resilient forces in heavy metal, having just this year achieved a pair of rumors that claimed mainman Lemmy Kilmister and guitarist Phil Campbell had suffered fatal health complications – both of which were disproved as Motorhead returned for multiple stints on the road alongside names like Saxon and Anthrax.
Although the notion that the members of Motorhead have faced problems with their health over the past twelve months isn’t entirely out of left field, the British heavy metal veterans powered through any obstacles while remaining in support of their new album ‘Bad Magic.’ Motorhead’s 22nd studio performance, ‘Bad Magic’ serves as a bleeding testament to the gritty hard rock persona which this band has been spewing for more than four decades.
“When The Sky Comes Looking For You” is one of the same selections off of Motorhead’s most recent presentation which demonstrates the high voltage current which still runs through the iconic unit. Slated as the latest single from ‘Bad Magic’ following “Thunder and Lightning” and “Electricity,” “When The Sky Comes Looking For You” now has an accompanying and rather unique music video which can be found below.
The video for “When The Sky Comes Looking For You” was directed by Motorhead insider and frequent collaborator Pep Bonet. Bonet has been working alongside the band since 2008, notably compiling the photography for the Motorhead ‘Roadkill’ visual record. The video was shot over two days in Palma de Mallorca with extras who had applied for be part of the filming following an online appeal from Bonet.
The songs which comprise Motorhead’s ‘Bad Magic’ stray close to the band’s definitive approach of smoky vocals, formidable chord progressions and demanding percussion arrangements. Speaking with A.V. Club, Lemmy offered his thoughts regarding Motorhead’s tendency to not deviate from their signature chemistry.
“Oh, it’s paid off in dividends for us and for quite a few other bands like Status Quo. There’s been a lot of bands who’ve stuck to their original idea and it usually helps them out,” said Lemmy. “It’s when bands like to switch to what they aren’t or what they think they are that’s bullshit. It really turns out to be bullshit in the end.
“People changing because they think they should is not a good idea, because I just don’t think they should, really. (laughs) It’s something I thought was a good idea in the beginning. Why change it? (laughs) People seem to keep liking it, though we’ve done a few departures. We’ve made bad albums in the past, and people have bought them. I don’t know. I don’t care. I’m just grateful for it.”