Ahead of his upcoming album Kids in the Street, Nashville native Justin Townes Earle released his fourth single, “Maybe a Moment,” accompanied by a new video. It comes as half of a two-song release, which also includes a cover of Paul Simon’s “Graceland.”
“Maybe a Moment” is the story of one of those nothing-to-do small town days in your teens. Why not drive to Memphis to just “get out of town,” Earle sings. He knows a place where a guy “sells anything to anyone / But I don’t know what time he closes up.” The rocking Americana track captures the impulsiveness of being young, when everything feels so important and critical. It’s Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” ten years earlier, before that insistence gets dark.
Directed by Alicia J. Rose, who also helmed First Aid Kit’s “Walk Unafraid,” the video was filmed in Portland, Oregan and follows two young women early in their romance, overcoming the hate their attraction brings from a couple of ignorant men. Rose, via her Twitter, dedicated the video to the LGBTQ community in Nashville.
Kids in the Street, the follow-up to Townes Earle’s 2015 Absent Fathers, comes out May 26th and was recorded in Omaha, Nebraska with Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Townes Earle plays California‘s Stagecoach Festival this weekend before beginning a national tour through early June.