Penny & Sparrow’s ‘Long Gone’ Is a Live Show ‘Ice Breaker’ [Exclusive Video]
Duo Penny & Sparrow's harmony-laden, forlorn new track "Long Gone" takes center stage in a new performance video. Press play above to watch the clip, premiering exclusively with The Boot.
The lead-off track on the pair's newest album, Finch, "Long Gone" also seems to serve well as a live introduction to Penny & Sparrow's aesthetic, bandmates Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter reflect. They've started every show on their Finch Tour with the track.
"It just seems to fit as the ice breaker for an evening with us," Penny & Sparrow explain. "We've been up the East Coast and back again, making our way through the South and across to home."
"Long Gone" reflects on all of the un-glamorous, day-to-day emotional work that goes into making a relationship work -- especially when one partner doesn't seem to see their worth. It's about "[w]hen you know your lover is strong and they doubt it about themselves. When you know the self-talk they're hearing is brutal and all you want for them is relief. When you're polite but insistent about helping to stop the bleeding," the band muses.
""Long Gone" is a song about all those moments, all the rebar and concrete that make up a relationship. It's a reminder of a promise you made to show up and be loving. But maybe it can also be this: a reminder to show up and ask for love when it feels far away," they add.
In keeping with the song's important emotional themes, this performance of "Long Gone" does more to enhance than distract from the track's message. Filmed in Nashville and directed by Sam Street, the clip shows Jahnke and Baxter performing the song outdoors at night, singing to each other against a backdrop of foliage, street lights and the plain white facade of a building.
Penny & Sparrow released Finch in early August. Their run of tour dates begins continues on Thursday (Oct. 17) with a show in Houston, Texas, followed by two weekend stops in Dallas (Oct. 18) and Austin (Oct. 19). Visit PennyAndSparrow.com for more details.
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