Watch John Moreland’s Mournful Video for ‘Cherokee’
John Moreland is scheduled to release his third full-length, High on Tulsa Heat, toward the end of this month. While we'll have to wait a little longer before we can get our hands on it, the Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter has shared a video for one of its tracks, “Cherokee.”
The clip captures bassist Bingham Barnes as he diligently measures and saws while working on a yet-to-be-seen project. It’s a sobering setting -- as Moreland's almost-whispered alt-country plays, Bingham builds, sips beer, feeds chickens and later burns mementos of what appears to be a former love. However, the video’s “big reveal” exposes the character’s true, saddening story. Find out what that is by watching above (via NPR).
At the end of last month, we were pleased to premiere another High on Tulsa Heat track, “Heart’s Too Heavy.” Listen to that here.
High on Tulsa Heat will arrive in stores on April 21 via Thirty Tigers; you can pre-order it on iTunes. Moreland is currently on tour with dates scheduled through June. Check to see if he’s coming to a town near you by visiting his website.