Stu Larsen’s new video depicts misfits & vagabonds…
Australian singer/songwriter Stu Larsen’s latest video shows misfits and vagabonds.
Taken from ‘Resolute’, Larsen’s latest album, ‘Chicago song’ illustrates a number of different personalities.
Pulled from the song’s lyrics “I’ve been waiting for a partner in crime, to split every dollar and share every dime,” the playful video is chock full of colourful misfits and vagabonds.
The song details a different kind of love for Larsen that happened in the city. The song is about a love affair with a 1973 Martin D-35 guitar he purchased a few years back. “She was beautiful. While touring with Nashville’s Adam Burrows, we spent an entire afternoon checking out guitars at Chicago Music Exchange.” Larsen adds, “I started to write the song in the store before I bought the guitar! I’ve never been able to find names that felt right for my guitars. Eventually, I decided to name them after the cities they were purchased in, therefore, she will be known forevermore as ‘Chicago.’” He also has guitars named Hamburg, St. Paul and Melbourne.
Larsen recorded Resolute with impromptu voice memos on his phone, creating a primitive framework for the songs. As Larsen combed through hundreds of files, he tucked himself away in different locations to write the demos – a cottage in Scotland, an apartment in Spain and an army bunker in Australia. Long-time friend, producer and songwriter Luke Thompson eventually joined him at Mike Rosenberg’s (aka Passenger) studio in Brighton to finish up the demos.
Stu Larsen will be touring the UK later this year in support of Resolute; see www.stularsen.com/tour for a list of European & US dates.