'Why Should I Let You Go' arrives with a nostalgic, cowboy-influenced music video exclusively premiering today with The Music.
Melbourne alternative rock outfit Kingswood have just shared their new single, Why Should I Let You Go, with a nostalgic, cowboy-influenced music video exclusively premiering today with The Music.
Why Should I Let You Go finds Kingswood on the road – in cars, vans, or riding horses; stopping in pubs, rehearsals, playing a live show and really showing the community spirit that comes with one of the biggest regional tours Australia has ever seen.
Dubbed “The latest single from your favourite critically acclaimed good times rock'n'roll and good times country band,” Why Should I Let You Go is anchored by Alexander Laska and Fergus Linacre’s duetting vocals. The track is purely acoustic for half its runtime before a rewarding crescendo that contrasts with its sibling single, last year’s Burning Holes.
This troubadour-inspired release adds layers of warmth and comfort pulling inspiration from their efforts traversing the wonderful worlds between Nashville and Europe.
"Why Should I Let You Go? was recorded on an impromptu and inspired sojourn in Paris, France where we wanted to capture the progression of the song as it developed across Nashville dive bars and the mountains of Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic,” Kingswood said in a statement.
They added, “The original was written in solitude, lamenting over a Nashville skyline but very quickly developed a new life on the road with a refreshed and hopeful energetic lift, echoing the reinvigorated musical take that band naturally fell into as we experienced audiences all over the world.
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“The resounding nature of the chorus, pushing the idea that love has a journey for us all seemed to resonate across all environments and languages.” Check out the music video below.
Why Should I Let You Go follows the band’s latest album, Home, which has found Kingswood visiting over 100 spots in Australia on their mammoth Hometowns tour, guided by their trusty self-constructed bus, Peggy. The band’s Hometowns tour is wrapping up in July; find the remaining tour dates below.
2023 HOMETOWNS TOUR
THU 1 JUN NANNUP TOWN HALL NANNUP, WA
FRI 2 JUN THE RIVER MARGARET RIVER, WA
SAT 3 JUN SIX DEGREES ALBANY, WA
SUN 4 JUN TREEDALE FARM HOTEL AUTRALIND, WA
MON 5 JUN ROCKY RIDGE BREWING BUSSLETON, WA
WED 7 JUN SOUND CITY PORT LINCOLN, SA
THU 8 JUN SOUND CITY PORT LINCOLN, SA
FRI 9 JUN THE FAT CONTROLLER ADELAIDE, SA
SAT 10 JUN WESTERN HOTEL MT GAMBIER, SA
SUN 11 JUN HOTEL VICTOR VICTOR HARBOUR, SA
FRI 16 JUN BIG EASY RADIO ALDINGA, SA
SAT 17 JUN THE SETTS MILDURA, NSW
SUN 18 JUN THE CORDIAL FACTORY GRENFELL, NSW
WED 21 JUN LA LA LA’S WOLLONGONG, NSW
THU 22 JUN ROYAL HOTEL QUEANBEYAN, ACT
SAT 24 JUN STAG & HUNTER NEWCASTLE, NSW
SUN 25 JUN BRASS MONKEY CRONULLA, NSW
THU 29 JUN GNOMOM ROOM ULVERSTONE, TAS
FRI 30 JUN ROYAL OAK LAUNCESTON, TAS
SAT 1 JUL REPUBLIC BAR HOBART, TAS
SUN 2 JUL REPUBLIC BAR HOBART, TAS
THU 6 JUL LAMBYS GEELONG, VIC
FRI 7 JUL GODS BANDROOM MORNINGTON, VIC
SAT 8 JUL CORNER HOTEL MELBOURNE, VIC