Video Premiere: Mikaela Davis & Southern Star “Don’t Stop Now”

October 20, 2021
Video Premiere: Mikaela Davis & Southern Star “Don’t Stop Now”

Mikaela Davis has been in the studio recording the follow-up to her 2018 release Delivery. As we’ve said of classically trained harpist, her instrument’s “ethereal timbre inherently provides a distinct vehicle for the funk grooves, folky balladry and New Wave hooks that populate her music.”

Today we’re premiering the official video for “Don’t Stop Now.” Davis wrote the song with bandmate Cian McCarthy, and she explains that it “is meant as a reminder to oneself that the right time to take action and keep striving to make this world a better place is always now.”

Evan Daves, who directed the video, adds, “Running around in Kingston’s abandoned former IBM building, now Blueprint HV, this music video “illustrates the contrast between the oppressive nature of free-market capitalism with the vibrance of movement, music, and expression.”

“Don’t Stop Now” is currently streaming.

This evening Mikaela Davis & Southern Star will perform at Garcia’s. The show is free for Phil Lesh & Friends ticket holders.

Directed by Evan Daves
Director of photography, colorist – Ben Haven Taylor
Editor – Miranda Gruss
Assistant camera – Christian DelRio

Mikaela Davis – vocals, harp
Cian McCarthy – guitar, mellotron, vocals
Kurt G. Johnson – slide guitar
Shane McCarthy – bass
Alex Coté – drums

Mixed and mastered by Mike Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios