Joe Satriani gears up for the sweltering next few months and recalls his own adolescence in his video for "A Door Into Summer." In the new clip, the famed guitarist packs his van for the road and heads out for his gigs, black-and-white cinematography giving poignancy to the behind-the-scenes shots. Then, like winter thaw, the starker shades cede to vibrant, full color as Satriani's strings broaden into a powerful wail.
"The song celebrates the coming of summer and the promise of adventure, fun and coming of age," Satriani tells Rolling Stone. "It's a song about my high school memories lasting a lifetime and still giving me that good feeling when summer rolls around."
"A Door Into Summer" will be on Satriani's new album, Unstoppable Momentum, out May 7th on Epic.
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This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Joe Satriani Prepares for the Heat in 'A Door Into Summer' - Premiere