There's a part of Scotland which is forever drawn to the colours and hues of Americana.
Perhaps it's the shared music roots that connect the two, or a thirst for vast, open spaces, but there's a certain intermingling of sonic DNA that allows for free-flowing cultural conversation.
Take Colin Macleod. An artist very much rooted in Scottish culture and heritage, his work has received no small degree of acclaim Stateside.
Indeed, his fantastic new single 'Old Soul' - the first to emerge from his incoming album - is testament to this, a kind of Hebridean take on Americana that boasts a guest spot from former touring partner Sheryl Crow.
Out now, it's a rich return, songwriting of real depth and character, a song that owes its roots to the tales Colin would hear from his grandfather about life on Lewis in the 40s and 50s.
A full video has been shot, with David Martin tasked with reinterpreting Colin Macleod's lyrical songwriting.
Opening with a picturesque view of Lewis, it allows timelines to blend, producing something that is timeless in the most palpable sense.
Colin Macleod comments...
“The video for 'Old Soul' is a window into another time, filmed in a place where time has almost stood still. 'Old Soul' isn’t about feeling old, its about being born out of time - I think that’s something a lot of people can relate to. Thanks to Dave, Jim and Iona for making this such a beautiful wee film.”
Tune in now.
Colin Macleod will release new album 'Hold Fast' on January 29th - pre-order LINK.
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