Video Premiere: Hackensaw Boys “Late Night Kitchen”

June 4, 2019
Video Premiere: Hackensaw Boys “Late Night Kitchen”

Virginia-based string outfit Hackensaw Boys will release their new studio EP, A Fireproof House of Sunshine, June 21, and today we premiere the video for the effort’s lead track, “Late Night Kitchen,” a breezy and introspective tune whose songwriting brings together two eras of the group’s songwriting.

“I wrote ‘Late Night Kitchen’ originally around the time Hackensaw Boys started up as a band, so 20 years ago!” bandleader and singer David Sickmen tells Relix. “I wrote it in my kitchen one night, real late of course. I actually wrote the chorus not long ago, so that’s very recent and I thought it would fit right in. It’s about what I was doing in Charlottesville, way back when, two decades ago. There’s a line about Sydney saying goodbye in the song. Sydney was an old man that used to play harmonica with us early on. Writing this song was a way for to work through some personal stuff, including Sydney passing away.”

The new video features picturesque views of Hackensaw Boys’ home state, captured by Sickmen and his bandmate Beau Dodson. “Beau and I just went out and wanted to film around town,” Sickmen explains. “There’s an old abandoned factory down by the James River in Lynchburg. We went out and saw all these buzzards sitting on top of this building. There were hundreds of them! We filmed right beneath them. We dropped the videos on the song, Beau cut it together, and we really loved how it came out. It’s beautiful and it makes sense somehow.”

Check out “Late Night Kitchen” below. Hackensaw Boys kick off a run of European tour dates on the same day as A Fireproof House of Sunshine‘s release with a slot at Oerol Festival in the Netherlands, and they return to the States in July. See the band’s full schedule here.