Americana singer-songwriter Alec Lytle exclusively presents the acoustic music video for his song “North, CA” on The Boot.
The clip captures a live outdoor performance of Lytle and his band at a concert in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California – “under the tall redwoods and in the midst of the Pacific fog,” as Lytle describes it. at The Boot.
The live aspect of Lytle’s music is extremely important, and, he told himself, “I think [the video] did a good job of capturing the feel of our live performance. While some artists’ music translates the same both on stage and on an album, this is not the case for this particular group.
âA lot of people who see us playing live seem to react to the music in a very different way than those who tell us about their experience listening to the same music on our record,â The end of ours“Lytle says.” We wanted to capture that feeling by filming one of our shows. “
The “North, CA” video is the first of five concert videos that Lytle will be releasing. Listeners can hear the recorded version of the song through BandCamp and compare. To our ears, Lytle is right: it really takes on a whole new feel.
âIt’s a song about trying to find a better life but never making it,â Lytle says of âNorth, CAâ. âI think it’s interesting to hear how this live version conveys the emotion of the song in a different way than our recordâ¦ it sounds more positive here. I really love hearing how our music evolves with it. of the environment in which we run it. “
“North, CA” is from Lytle’s record The end of ours, which was released earlier this fall. He has toured along the West Coast, with more dates to be announced in 2016.
âI love playing music for peopleâ¦ I don’t care if it’s one person or a hundred. What’s important to me is that there is some communication between us as musicians and the people we play for, ârecalls Lytle. âWe all bring a different life story to the music we hear, and each performs the songs in different ways. I think it’s an incredibly beautiful human experience.
Fans can get more information on upcoming shows at AlecLytle.com.