Austin’s favorite son David Ramirez has released his new music video for “Stick Around.” The new single is from his upcoming sophomore full length Apologies which will be independently released on August 28th. The video was directed by Ryan Booth, who is also known for his live performance video series Serial Box. The upcoming album Apologies was produced by Ramirez and Brian Douglas Phillips who also played banjo, pedal steel and piano on the record and mixed by Danny Reisch (Spoon, Okkerville River, White Denim). Ramirez is currently finishing up a west coast run and will return to his native Texas to play a string of album release shows throughout the state.
Apologies is the follow up to his successful 2011 self-released EP Strangetown and his first full length American Soil. Since then, David has toured rigorously throughout the US with notable acts such as Grammy winning duo The Civil Wars, Fitz & the Tantrums and Sara Bareilles.
The new music video for “Stick Around” was filmed in a unique approach, with director Ryan Booth filming the entire video in one shot. With a few rehearsals under David’s belt, Ryan only had a few takes to capture the soft Texas sunset in the distance. The song manages to capture David’s struggle between life on the road and life at home while the video paints an honest picture of his hometown roots.
Apologies embraces David’s unique blend of Americana and folk, raising some burning questions about his beliefs and his life on the road. His writing style has matured, citing his ongoing personal struggles as his main inspiration. He pairs a Dylan-esque approach with a country flare that seems to come naturally for Ramirez. Tracks like the single “Stick Around” embodies the melodic heartbeat and the soulful but articulate lyrics that can be found throughout the album.
Apologies is currently available for pre-order exclusively on Itunes and will be released digitally on August 28th.
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