Memphis Dawls – Skin Like a Cage from Second Light on Vimeo.
Memphis Dawls have been performing together since high school, and if opening slots for Jack White and Emmylou Harris coupled with a growing fan base well outside of Tennessee are to be trusted, their chemistry on the stage has given them a real momentum. Their debut full-length, Rooted In The Bone, was recorded at Ardent and Sun Studios in Memphis and released last year, and now the band has revealed a music video for album track “Skin Like A Cage.”
The video was filmed at three locations in Memphis (including one of their favorite dive bars The Buccaneer) and stars the band’s good friend Annie Gaia. It follows a day in the life of the character, making for a fitting representation of the lyrics.
“There are several songs on the album we have visualized, but this was a strong first,” said the band. ”’Skin Like a Cage’ was written for those who consistently rely on distractions to conceal their own unhappiness and remain oblivious to loneliness, but it also offers hope.”
Watch the video in the player above, and look out for The Memphis Dawls in 2015—the ladies plan on touring as much as possible in support of Rooted In The Bone, and will be making an appearance at SXSW in March.