Nathaniel Rateliff, our current Artist of the Month, has revealed his new video for ‘Still Trying’, the opening track of his latest album Falling Faster Than You Can Run.
Still Trying opens the album with almost a whisper, the gentle strum of acoustic guitar a hint of heavily treated electric guitar and a sparse bass line. It builds through the second verse with a basic drumbeat, but when it suddenly falls away to Nathaniel’s impassioned, repeated howl of, “I don’t know,” with its eventual punch line of, “I don’t know a god damn thing,” the effect is almost devastating. The source of his anguish might not be entirely clear, but it’s a sentiment that I’m sure we have all felt at some point in our lives. As he tells us though, “And if you’re rolling in it long enough your shit won’t even smell.” (full review here).
UK Release: 20 Jan 2014 via Mod y Vi Records
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01/23 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
01/24 Liverpool, Leaf
01/25 Glasgow, Broadcast
01/26 Manchester, Soup Kitchen
01/28 London, Dingwalls
01/29 Brighton, Green Door Store
01/30 Cambridge, Portland Arms
01/31 Nottingham, Bodega
02/01 Bristol, Louisiana