“Gone Girl” is the second single from Roadside Glorious’ upcoming album Brawn and Bone. The New Orleans band (comprised of Evan Hall, Basch Jernigan, Tyler Self and Aydan Closson) previously released “Lay Your Weapons Down,” inspired by early rock ‘n’ roll. This time around, the fellas reflect on pain and premiere their new music video today (September 7) on OffBeat.com.
“The song’s story is a familiar one to most people: getting your heart broken by someone and struggling to keep yourself together while the other person is seemingly unaffected,” Basch says. “The lyrics in the pre-chorus represent this overall sentiment appropriately: ‘She just keeps on keepin’ on, while I’m in misery.'” The entire album was recorded at venerated FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, by Grammy-nominated John Gifford III (and mixed/mastered by Grammy nomineee Don Syrgley).
“Gone Girl” features Ian Bowman (saxophone) of Naughty Professor; Cyrus Nabipoor (trumpet) of Sexual Thunder and Noruz; Jordan Anderson (piano/organ) of J and the Causeways; and John-Michael Early (auxiliary percussion) of Flow Tribe. “It was a blast working with everyone on this song and bringing a taste of New Orleans to FAME. Those guys really helped the song reach its true potential. They helped bring it to life,” Basch tells OffBeat.com.
For the video, RG enrolled Mark Bergeron and Arthur Reed to film and produce (the two recently worked with Cyril Neville for his “Love Has Got to Win” video). Utilizing both Downman Sounds Studio and parts of New Orleans East for shooting, the visual component to “Gone Girl” captures the light mood the men felt on set. As Basch recalls, “It was a real pleasure working with Mark and Art. Those guys are true professionals and all-around good people. It was great creating something like this with people we genuinely enjoy spending time with. The mood was light and we were all having a lot of fun, and we feel like that can be seen and felt while watching the music video – the good vibes kind of shine through.”
Brawn and Bone will arrive on September 21 and will be celebrated the previous night at the official release show, hosted by Tipitina’s. There, Marc Stone, Same Price and the True Believers and special guests will hit the stage in celebration. Roadside Glorious will perform the album in its entirety along with original songs and surprise covers. Tickets are available here.