We released the song Rural Abyss from the album Society of Good Intentions last year on Valentines Day. We had a ball making a video for it with some friends last summer. It's a fun song. But what is it about and why talk about it now?
It was described as an energy driven folk/rock/blues song about the destitution and quirks that exist in truly rural settings, with grinding guitar licks and a hard driving melody. It's a super fun song to play and folks seem to like it when we include it on our setlist.
It turns out that the folks in the United Kingdom and Australia really like the song and have been playing it frequently enough for it to chart on some radio stations. That's cool. We decided to make a live video version of the song for the folks that seem to have really liked it. And maybe anyone else that hasn't heard it that might like to hear it/see it.
The video turned out really cool. We did it in our apartment in a house was built in 1913. Lace curtains and beautiful oak finishes made a really nice setting. And David seems to have created such a good way to do a live sound. How does he even do that? I really like how it came out. I guess I could include the link if you'd like to see it. Here it is - Live - Rural Abyss
And you know what? I kind of miss the Rural Abyss. I grew up in kind of a rural abyss and it's a pretty interesting way to grow up. I love imagining these 2 guys in the song travelling into a time crypt like the rural abyss and trying to make sense of it. Anyway, I guess I'm a little sentimental.
Have a lovely post long weekend day in whatever setting you find yourself in. I wish you well.