“The song “Uneven Days” attempts to explore the depths of how dependent we can become on other people for our own sense of wholeness and stability,” singer and songwriter Ben Harper says of his latest song.
“The only thing more hazardous than oversimplifying relationships is overcomplicating them. Love and surrender are synonyms. Even if I remove love from the equation, mental health and day-to-day perspective maintenance is a razor's edge. Maybe acknowledging the unavoidable uneven day, or uneven days, helps avoid uneven months or even years.”
Directed by Scott Keenan and choreographed by Kristin Sudekis, the video was filmed in New York City’s Gibney dance studio. In it, three professional dancers artfully swing and sway around Harper as he solemnly performs the song on piano.
"It was 4 hours of truth, transparency, clarity and vulnerability,” Sudekis said of filming the video. “Cosmic last-minute line ups fell into place to make this possible. The dancers and I knew we held this story in our bodies and continue to hold tremendous gratitude for what unfolded on set that day." Ben recently produced and wrote the songs for We Get By, the 12th studio album by Mavis Staples, which was released in May.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Euro Tour Dates
9 Jul – Ravenna, Italy – Ravenna Festival
10 Jul – Pistoia, Italy – Pistoia Blues Festival
12 Jul – Chieti, Italy – Chieti Summer Festival
13 Jul – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica
15 Jul – Juan-les-Pins, France – Jazz á Juan
16 Jul – Mantua, Italy – Piazza Sordello
17 Jul – Milan, Italy – Milano Summer Festival
20 Jul – Carhaix-Plouguer, France – Festival Des Vieilles Charrues
21 Jul – Paris, France – Lollapalooza Paris
23 Jul – Lucerne, Switzerland – Blue Balls Festival
26 Jul – Calella de Palafrugell, Spain – Festival de Cap Roig
28 Jul – Marbella, Spain – Starlite Festival
29 Jul – Madrid, Spain – Noches del Botánico