Legendary Singer-Songwriter Eric Andersen Shares His First Music Video, for 'Under the Shadows'
Hudson Fjeld Andersen Norway Tour, 2001
During nearly 55 years of making music, Eric Andersen has rarely delved into the realm of music videos -- twice, in fact, and only one that counts to him.
The clip for his 2003 song "Under The Shadows," premiering exclusively below, comes in conjunction with The Essential Eric Andersen, a career-spanning two-disc set celebrating the singer-songwriter's 75th birthday. "There was one (video) for 'Ghosts Upon the Road' that some New York University intern students made," Andersen tells Billboard. "I don't even remember it. I don't think it was any good. So this is my first 'real' video as far as I'm concerned."
It started by accident 11 years ago. Jonas Fjeld was entering a music store in Oslo. Eric Andersen was just leaving it. As they almost crashed in the door, Fjeld said: -Hey, should we play something together? Later, in the fall of 1990, D/F/A did an improvised gig in Woodstock, where they sang together for the first time. It clicked from the first moment on. All three could feel the magic in the air. The recording of an album and then a Grammy was a fact already the next year…