Directed by Ryan Ross, Jessi Williams & Coyote go out for a run in the music video for their latest single, ‘Bloodhound’. The frantic pace of which the lead character’s feet propel him forward are indicative of the song’s thematic roots. Therein, Williams took a page from the spiritual duality between humans and animals alike to tell the tale of a ‘bloodhound’ of a man who went rampant searching for an allegedly soul-stealing woman whose leaving him behind haunts him to no end.
Musically, it’s breakneck folk-rock like only Williams & Coyote can get it done. Capitalizing on a rollicking collective of string instruments, the band calls back to their roots in bluegrass, folk, rock, and soul to get it done. They may be from a big city like Los Angeles, but the way the fire that they spread with their music feels like pure Red Dirt. ‘Bloodhound’ is a driving romp through outlaw territory that’s just as much of a feel-good, straight-shooting slice of Americana as the last.
Words by: Jonathan Frahm (@jfrahm_)
Photo: Kush Mody