If you’re anything like us, you probably need at least one good escape per week in the form of comforting entertainment—if even for just five to ten minutes to shut out the rest of the world, take a breather, gather yourself, and reset. It’s important for both your physical and mental health to relax when you’re able, to de-stress and put your mind at ease. Fortunately for us all, Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Communist Daughter might just have what you’re looking for. The band’s newest music video, while indeed stemmed from somber themes, is one such escape. “Keep Moving” itself is a gorgeous, continually building journey of poignant sound, and while the despair appears prominent, this really is a song of hope.
“I wrote ‘Keep Moving’ about mental illness—specifically PTSD in veterans,” says frontman Johnny Solomon, “but it related to my own experience with mental illness and those people around me that I’ve seen struggle with depression. The band went in to the studio one afternoon to just record a demo of the song but we ended up keeping it as the final. We played it live, and it’s probably just the third take. Sometimes a song just comes out fully formed without much more to say.”
The beautifully shot video for “Keep Moving” is emotionally charged and amplifies both the inherent and created power within the single when paired. See for yourself:
“Keep Moving” is taken from Communist Daughter’s sophomore LP, The Cracks That Built The Wall, which was released in October of 2016. The album is available to stream and purchase through their website now.
In addition to the new video, Communist Daughter are announcing a new run of tour dates to begin on the East Coast later this month. This follows the band’s recent West Coast dates and will conclude mid-March in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest.
Feb 19 – Yorkville, IL – The Law Office
Feb 22 – New Haven, CT – The Bar %
Feb 23 – Allston, MA – Great Scott %
Feb 25 – NYC – Music Hall of Williamsburg %
Feb 28 – Toronto CA – Velvet Undergrnd %
Mar 1 – Montreal QC – Quai Des Brumes %
Mar 2 – Rochester NY – Bug Jar %
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Mar 4 – Pittsburgh PA – Spirit %
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Mar 7 – Durham NC – Pinhook %
Mar 8 – Charlotte NC – Evening Muse %
Mar 9 – Savannah GA – Stopover
Mar 10 – Atlanta GA – Masquerade %
Mar 11 – Louisville KY – TLRS
SXSW – Mar 14-19
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