In celebration of final week’s launch of their debut album, New England’s Rock Hearts have produced a music video for the title monitor, Starry Southern Nights.
It’s a young and considerably sombre monitor, telling the story of a lonely outdated man who has misplaced his beloved spouse, nonetheless visits their favourite dance corridor, and waltzes to their favourite tune, all on his personal.
Alex MacLeod, who wrote and sings this tune, explains how the story got here to him.
“Shortly after coming back from Nashville, I used to be sitting in a nook sales space of a neighborhood restaurant internet hosting Bluegrass Evening. Because the band was taking part in a waltz, I noticed an older man stroll via the group to the dance flooring, and he started to bounce by himself. Whereas others snickered and commented to one another, my coronary heart instantly softened as I began fascinated with the outdated man’s ‘story.’
Possibly he had an excessive amount of to drink, perhaps it was time for him to move on dwelling, and but perhaps, that was his approach of staying related to the one real love of his life who had departed. I rested on that concept, and went dwelling that night time to jot down Starry Southern Nights.
Shedding somebody you’re keen on is among the hardest occasions to deal inside life. Throughout these unprecedented and troublesome occasions, it’s essential to maintain a comfortable coronary heart, be gradual to guage and take time to get to know different peoples tales.”
The music video was shot by Victoria Ng and Neal Howland at Boucher’s Wooden River Inn in Rhode Island, with Neal dealing with the ultimate edit. Tori Deetz served as producer/director.
The band requested us to additionally share the solid that participated within the shoot. Tom and Audrey Monahan performed the loving couple. Donny Okolowitcz performed the bartender, and the members of the group had been Rene Hartman, Jessica and Rob Mattarese, and Gary and Becky Blanchette.
Members of Rock Hearts additionally appeared: Alex MacLeod on guitar, Joe Deetz on banjo, Billy Thibodeau on mandolin, Rick Brodsky on bass, and Alex Daiwan on fiddle.
Starry Southern Nights is on the market wherever you stream or obtain music on-line.