PREMIERE: Mike Frazier reminds us of simple pleasures in “Lavender”

America’s bright-eyed favorite son, Mike Frazier, is gearing up to release his new record, Elegy, on A-F Records next week. Today, you can stream the music video for album highlight “Lavender” exclusively on Substream.

“Lavender” serves as a bit of a reprieve on the excellent Elegy. The country-Americana record is lyrically rooted in the protest of fascism, and heavy hitters like “Read My Rights” and “Mourning After” are clearly written in response to the authoritarian tendencies of the Trump regime. On “Lavender,” Frazier takes the opportunity to sing about simple pleasures, like love and flowers. It’s a potent break that reminds listeners that individual protest takes all forms, big and small—the act of love and the appreciation of beauty in dire times is a politically charged act in and of itself, after all. The track hammers home the record’s central idea that hope prevails, and when Mike promises that you can “still find something bright in the dark times,” you’ll believe it.

Like what you hear? Pre-order Elegy right now. You can catch Mike Frazier on tour with Amigo the Devil, as well. Check out a full list of remaining dates below.

11/9/17 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
11/10/17 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
11/11/17 Denver, CO Streets Of London
11/12/17 SLC, UT Urban Lounge
11/14/17 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
11/15/17 Fullerton, CA Slidebar
11/16/17 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room