Go Behind-The-Scenes with AC/DC and the Band’s ‘Realize’ Music Video


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Back in mid-January, AC/DC unleashed a music video for “Realize,” a single from the Australian rock legends‘ explosive new album, Power Up.

The video was a simple, straight-ahead example of rock and roll precision:

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On Monday, AC/DC shared a glimpse under the hood, so to speak, of the “Realize” video, showing what went into crafting the clip. From miniature models of the band on a tiny stage to Zoom chats with Angus Young (!), as well as some footage from the film shoot itself, it really shows how a high-profile music video such as this can come about during a time of significant uncertainty.

Watch it all below:

This clip for “Realize” came on the heels of a video for “Demon Fire,” which was premiered in early December and is a bit more stylized, essentially putting the “Highway to Hell” in video format:

And here’s the band’s clip for “Shot in the Dark,” the album’s lead single:

Power Up brought back together Johnson, Young, guitarist Stevie Young (nephew of Malcolm), bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd with producer Brendan O’Brien, who previously worked with AC/DC for 2008’s Black Ice and 2014’s Rock or Bust.

Power Up doesn’t feature Malcolm Young, who passed away in 2017. But the album was very much made with his memory and influence in mind, so much so that Malcolm receives a co-write credit on each song on the album:

“This record is pretty much a dedication to Malcolm, my brother,” Angus told Rolling Stone. “It’s a tribute for him like Back in Black was a tribute to Bon Scott.”

And it’s as fitting a tribute as could be expected, given its relentless energy and the familiarity that is provided by that signature AC/DC sound.

If you still haven’t given it a listen, well … you know the drill.



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