John Allan Miller is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Not too long ago, he released an eerie music video for his cover of Green Day’s hit single, entitled, “Basket Case”.
John Allan Miller – “Basket Case” (Green Day cover)
The audiovisual was filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic in Nashville on March 28, 2020. The usually jam-packed streets of Music City were empty as Miller walks to his show. Later, he plays to an empty bar which displays a feeling of loneliness and longing. Also, the audiovisual covers mental health, a topic that needs to be talked about, especially in today’s climate.
Miller’s acoustic cover possesses a sentiment of intimacy and reflection, providing a new spin on Green Day’s hit. Originally released in 1994, “Basket Case” is about anxiety and the feeling of losing your grip on reality. Twenty-six years later, Miller brings that around to today’s times, as people have experienced heaps of anxiety, depression, and more due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantines.
Green Day – “Basket Case” music video
“I went to a shrink to analyze my dreams. She says it’s lack of sex that’s bringing me down. I went to a whore, who said my life’s a bore. So quit my whining ’cause it’s bringing her down. Sometimes I give myself the creeps. Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me. It all keeps adding up, I think I’m cracking up. Am I just paranoid?” – lyrics
“Basket Case” cover
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