Jayson here with my DJ pick of the week- “Mockingbird” from the forthcoming Ruston Kelly album Dying Star.
Of the song and video, Kelly shares, “I wrote ‘Mockingbird’ in a Dominican hotel, on the edge of a bed, at like six in the morning. I needed a release from a cyclical pattern of a doomed relationship. The kind that leaves you with less than what you went in with. But, what directors Stephen Kinigopoulos and Alexa King reminded me with their proposed story about a single mother, is even though I write about my own personal situations, it’s also everyone’s story: the human condition, our connected plight in a mad world. Regardless of how it’s expressed, we all struggle through something with hope on the other side. That’s this song and that’s this video. That’s also why I fell in love working with them immediately.”
Description:Ruston Kelly’s highly anticipated full- length debut, Dying Star, will be released September 7 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order here. The 14-song album was co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. Give “Mockingbird” a listen below and let us know what you think!