Following the release of singles ‘New Moon’ and ‘Stonehurst Cowboy’, Steve Gunn today shares a third song off of The Unseen In Between, out January 18. The gorgeous ‘Vagabond’ (named after Gunn’s favourite Agnes Varda film) and its accompanying video. Watch below!
‘Vagabond’ could almost be the soundtrack to a Denis Johnson short story or Sam Shepard play, with its rich cast of characters whose lives have gone astray. Accompanied by gorgeous harmonies from Meg Baird, the song is a meditation on our restless times, an ode to the runaways, drifters, and vagabonds trying to make ends meet.
Jason Evans directed the video, which includes graphics by Stephen Powers. It’s a stylish black & white performance film with a timeless feel, taking its visual cues from Richard Avedon and David Bailey. The intimacy lends itself well to Gunn’s impeccable guitar work, with close-ups of his fingers casting spells on the frets.
On his breakthrough fourth album, Gunn explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realised songs to date. Produced by frequent collaborator James Elkington and engineered by Daniel Schlett, The Unseen In Between forces a reassessment of Gunn’s standing in the pantheon of the era’s great songwriters. Pre-order the album here.
Listen / stream ‘Vagabond’: https://stevegunn.lnk.to/vagabond