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Exclusive: watch Jarrod Dickenson’s Take It From Me video

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Jarrod Dickenson has released the music video for Take It From Me and we’ve got your exclusive first look at it.

Take It From Me is featured on Dickenson’s new album Ready the Horses, which is released tomorrow, and for the video for the song he’s teamed up once again with Kenny McCracken (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Turin Breaks, Aurora).

The video tells the story of a Vaudeville knife throwing double act and what starts off as perfectly innocent, soon takes a much darker twist as a betrayal is revealed. It’s a powerful video intercut with scenes of Dickenson performing the song on stage solo.

McCracken describes the video as, “warm but dark, old and cinematic. Combining this with Jarrod’s immaculate styling and period clothes, I visualised a travelling show that I could feed tension into. It suddenly became obvious that knives and the potential for harm were a good mix.”(it’s) a soul tune, or my attempt at one. I wanted punchy horn parts and a great groove. This was a lot of fun to record, and is one of my favourite songs to sing live.”

Ahead of the release of Ready the Horses, Dickenson has been picking up critical acclaim from the likes of Q Magazine, Chris Hawkins and Shaun Keaveny from BBC Radio 6 Music and Country Music People.

Dickenson kicks off his headline UK tour next week in Glasgow. Fans can see him at the following dates:

4th October – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
5th October – Leadmill-Steel Yard, Sheffield
6th October – CCA, Glasgow
8th October – Upstairs at Paradiso, Amsterdam
10th October – Norwich Open, Norwich
11th October – Cluny, Newcastle
12th October – Soundhouse, Leicester
13th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
14th October – Esquires, Bedford
15th October – Louisiana, Bristol
17th October – Latest Music Bar, Brighton
18th October – St Pancras Old Church, London
19th October – St Pancras Old Church, London
22nd Octber – Empire Music Hall, Belfast

Ready the Horses is released on Friday 29th September 2017 via Decca.