Anytime an artist passes before while still in their prime it seems that we get bombarded with attempt after attempt by record labels and directors to get one last video out there for the fans.
When Subline’s Bradley Nowell died of an over does shortly before the release of their self titled 3rd album in 1996 the band still managed to release videos for 3 of their songs, all of which had to find clever ways to cover for the fact that their front man had passed away. Eight years after the death of lead singer Kurt Cobain, Nirvana cut together footage from live performances, interviews and home movies for the video to You Know You’re Right.
It seems that it’s difficult and very fine line to walk when making a video for an artist who has recently passed away. 15 days after the murder of Chris (Notorious BIG) Wallace his album Life After Death was released. The 3rd single off the album was directed by Spike Jonze.