Nine Days Chases New “If I Am” Single, Video

After scoring a number one radio hit with its “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)” song, Nine Days has just completed work on a video for the band’s new single, “If I Am,” with German director Ulf Buddensieck.

The band shot the clip just prior to this week’s launch of its headlining fall tour with supporting act Dexter Freebish, and Nine Days singer-guitarist Brian Desveaux recently chatted with MTV Radio about the story behind the “If I Am” single.

“[The song] is about having patience,” Desveaux said. “It’s about two people in a relationship and one person wants all these things, like marriage, commitment, the whole nine yards. And the other person is kind of saying, ‘Just have some patience. It will all come, but I can’t do this right now. Just wait for me,’ you know.”

“Basically it’s [about] two different people in two different places
[in the relationship],”
he continued, “and the one person is saying, ‘Just wait for me. I will be there and we will have all of this, but just have the patience.” [RealVideo]

As for the “If I Am” video, Desveaux noted that the clip includes performance footage of the band mixed in with a scenario that features vocalist John Hampson chasing after a woman who is seen only fleetingly in the clip.

“There’s a bit more of a storyline going in this video,” Desveaux said. “John’s following this girl, and he’s kind of speaking the lyrics to her. He’s singing it, but it’s kind of a conversation they’re having [as] she’s walking away.”

“He’s following
her through the whole video,”
he added. “You never really see her. You only see her hair or maybe half of her face. She’s kind of right [next to] the camera. You never really see what she looks like. You see her body here or there.” [RealVideo]

Nine Days plans to release the video for “If I Am” in the next few weeks, as the clip is currently being edited.

After wrapping its own tour on October 21 in Jacksonville, Florida, Nine Days will hook up with Vertical Horizon for a series of dates through mid-November.

Here’s how Nine Days’ tour itinerary is shaping up through the fall:

  • 9/27 – Marshall, MN @ Southwest State University
  • 9/28 – Cedar Falls, IA @ University Of Northern Iowa
  • 9/29 – Dallas, TX @ TBA
  • 9/30 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Neptune Festival
  • 10/1 – Boalsburg, PA @ Tussey Mountain Amphitheater (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/2 – Charlottesville, VA @ Trax (w/
    Dexter Freebish)

  • 10/3 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/4 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/6 – Mobile, AL @ Mobile Bayfest (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/7 – Atlanta, GA @ Cotton Club
  • 10/9 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/11 – Greenville, NC @ The Attic (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/12 – Morehead, KY @ Morehead St. University (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/14 – Charleston, SC @ Joe Riley Stadium (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/15 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/16 – Thibodaux, LA @ Thibodaux Civic Center (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/18 – Nacogdoches, TX @ Stephen F. Austin University (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s Uptown (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/20 – Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd’s Music Store (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park (w/ Dexter Freebish)
  • 10/25 – Philadelphia, PA
    @ Electric Factory (w/ Vertical Horizon)
  • 10/27 – Utica, NY @ Utica Memorial Auditorium (w/ Vertical Horizon)
  • 10/30 – Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University (w/ Vertical Horizon)
  • 11/5 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park (w/ Vertical Horizon)
  • 11/7 – Pueblo, CO @ State Fair Events Center (w/ Vertical Horizon)
  • 11/8 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium (w/ Vertical Horizon)
  • 11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ SaltAir Pavilion (w/ Vertical Horizon)

For a full-length interview with the band, check out the MTV News Online feature “Nine Days: Long Island Sound.”