Craig Finn has revealed another new track from his forthcoming album We All Want The Same Things - released March 24th. The new video for 'God in Chicago' debuted this morning on Nowness and plays out like a short film, backed by a solemn piano and other subtle instrumentation The Hold Steady frontman's knowing and familiar vocal.
Beautifully bleak and gorgeously heartbreaking, the video captures the sentiment behind Finn's words perfectly. His beat-poet-like words indirectly narrate the story of these two young lovers and the challenges that they face. Beginning as a spoken word piece before breaking naturally into a ballad, 'God In Chicago' is a worthwhile experiment for Finn. His previous album Faith In The Future (2015), whilst different to his work with THS, felt a little too safe. Here, he has edged out of his comfort zone just a little and it's paid off massively.
'God In Chicago' captures that feeling of being free. The highs, the lows and everything in between. It's a song about running away and being alone, but being together. It's about taking a break from life, just for a little while. However big or small that break needs to be.
The song itself is fantastic, but paired with the video it comes off as a masterpiece. Watch it.