Nashville based singer-songwriter, Avi Kaplan released his new EP, I’ll Get By, last week, and has now unveiled the video for the EP title-track.
In the video we see Kaplan walking through a forest collecting stones and putting them in a sack. The symbolism speaks to our everyday struggles and burdens we carry with us and that no matter what, one will overcome these and get by.
Discussing the message behind the video, Kaplan states, “I’ll Get By is very, very true to where I was at. I had just left a very successful career, and in general I had a lot of hurt and a lot of healing to do, so that’s where a lot of it came from.”
Take a watch below…
On I’ll Get By, Kaplan shares personal stories about love, anxiety, loss and his time growing up in California. Exploring a range of sounds from soul to bluegrass, these songs are threaded together by the search for spiritual redemption, and cast with acoustic guitar, pedal steel, swirling organ and deep groove percussion that beautifully complement Kaplan’s haunting, other worldly vocal ability. A compelling introduction from an inspiring singer songwriter, I’ll Get By pays homage to some of his early influences such as Bill Withers, John Denver and Simon and Garfunkel, whilst offering a new contemporary twist on 60s heritage influenced folk music.
With the exception of the lead track, “Change on the Rise,” (produced by Paul Moak) I’ll Get By was helmed by producer Mike Mogis, well known for his work with Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and First Aid Kit among others. On I’ll Get By, Kaplan, the former Pentatonix star, raised just 40 minutes from Sequoia National Park in the rolling hills of central California, has rediscovered his musical roots and delved deeper into the music he’s always loved.
Recently, we spoke to Avi Kaplan about his biggest influences – take a read HERE.
Kaplan will also make his live return to Europe this November by popular demand – see full dates below…
November 4th – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk
5th – Vienna, AT – Arena
7th – Krakow, PL – Kwadrat
8th – Prague, CZ – Rock Café
9th – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
11th – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Small Hall
12th – Hamburg, DE – Grunspan
14th – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
16th – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg
17th – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
20th – London, UK – Lafayette
21st – Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
22nd – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s