Christopher Paul Stelling Debuts Video for ‘Warm Enemy’
Folk troubadour Christopher Paul Stelling has debuted a stylish new black and white video for a live rendition of "Warm Enemy," a tune off his upcoming album, Labor Against Waste, which is out June 16. Check out the new video above.
In the song, Stelling showcases his distinct fingerpicking style and manages to make an active guitar figure that's crammed with notes come across in a direct, unobtrusive way that makes a strong impression -- but nevertheless serves the song's heartfelt melody.
In a recent statement, Stelling had this to say about the song:
Sometimes we have to give up in order to keep trying. We're our own worst enemies, and our own best friends. We created this. We know by now where change begins, but at times it's always false starts. This is a song about the inevitable folly of self ridicule and self praise, about the importance of persistence.
Stelling, who estimates he's played 400 shows over the past three years, has had plenty of time to himself to contemplate the benefits and pitfalls of his own company. He has been confirmed to play the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in July alongside Iron & Wine, Calexico, J Mascis, First Aid Kit, Sturgill Simpson, Laura Marling, Bahamas, Brandi Carlile, the Heartless Bastards, and more.
Labor Against Waste is out Jun 16 via the Anti-.