“ We had one morning to shoot, an amazing location, a guitar, and a camera. With the most minimal elements, Kris really captured the spirit of this song. Man against nature, trying to bend the outcome with willpower and might and the tragic consequences our actions. That’s really what the Straighten Outer is all about. The song was inspired by a Native tale of a clown who went about trying to hammer out all the curves in every bowl, in every river. It’s an ancient parable but in many ways it’s the tale of modern man.” Grant-Lee Phillips

“Shot between waking up and catching a noon ferry back home, we shot this video on the fly, just the performer, Grant-Lee Phillips and myself.” Dir. Kris Kristensen