Dan Auerbach has released the music video for his new single King of a One Horse Town.
Directed by Aaron Hymes, the poignant video follows a day in the life of the song’s titular character. Dan describes the character in his song as “anyone who’s scared of the outside world. Anyone who’s afraid to go beyond their own block for fear of failure. It could be a drug dealer. A drunk. A professor. That’s a feeling any of us can relate to.”
King of a One Horse Town is the lead single from Waiting on a Song, Dan’s new album which will arrive on 2nd June 2017. The album is the follow-up to 2009’s Keep It Hid and it’s described as ‘a love letter to Nashville’.
For the album Dan has teamed up with some of the most respected musicians in Nashville such as John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin as well as Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys.
Talking about his collaborators Dan said, “Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn’t have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived.”
The album is also the first release on Dan’s own label Easy Eye Sound, which will feature soon-to-be-announced releases from other artists and is distributed by Auerbach’s longtime label Nonesuch Records.
Waiting On A Song is available for pre-order on CD, vinyl, and digitally. The album will also be available in limited-edition bundles, including an exclusive 8 track and a vintage 8 track player signed and customized by Auerbach, a seat cushion and various autographed and coloured vinyl sets.
On 12th May Dan will partner with SiriusXM‘s The Spectrum for a full-band performance which will broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Watch the video for King of a One Horse Town below: