Exclusive Premiere: Civil Twilight, ‘Story of an Immigrant’ (Acoustic)
On June 2, Civil Twilight will celebrate the release of their third full-length studio album, Story of an Immigrant, via Wind-Up Records. Having already unveiled the engrossing title track (stream it below), Civil Twilight and Diffuser have teamed up to premiere a more intimate rendition of “Story of an Immigrant” -- check out the band's acoustic interpretation of the song in the video above.
Comprised of brothers Steven and Andrew McKeller (lead vocals/bass/piano and guitar, respectively), Richard Wouters (drums) and Kevin Dalley (keys/guitar), Civil Twilight have already established themselves as a dynamic and introspective alt-rock outfit; seeing and hearing them in such a stripped-down setting only highlights their immense talents even more.
“‘Story of an Immigrant’ was one of the first songs written for this new record and the song that got the writing process going,” Wouters tells us. “This performance is a broken-down version of the song, much like the way it was originally written and conceived.”
Compare the "broken-down" version with the studio track below:
Civil Twilight have a number of shows scheduled in April and May, including a stop by Vinyl in Atlanta and the Magic Bag in Michigan; you can find their current tour itinerary here.
Story of an Immigrant is out on June 2 -- pre-order your copy of the album at this location.