Video: Chris Maxwell “New Store No. 2”

Quite simply, this is one of the cleverest videos you’ll see this year.  A series of images, newspaper cuttings, old photographs, maps and objects are used to accompany a lovely, lyrical narrative.  The ‘American Dream’ and the passage of time are central themes in ‘New Store No. 2’, a smart, soulful song that showcases Maxwell’s characterful vocals.  The song is very personal to Maxwell, following the life of his maternal grandfather who moved from Beirut to small-town Arkansas, where he opened a small store, and is a privileged glimpse into his family.  It’s the title track from his newly-released second solo album.  Check it out.

Author: Andrew Frolish

From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Lukas Nelson, Midland, Jarrod Dickenson.

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