Dawes Releases Thought-Provoking Video for 'Feed the Fire': Watch


The band additionally introduced an prolonged 20-date North American tour for the autumn.

In an try and create a secure area for belonging by means of music, on Monday (Oct. 1), Dawes launched a music video for his or her social-media-inspired observe "Feed the Fire."

With light guitar chords and a hooky melody, the music gives thought-provoking lyrics considering the sensation of uneasiness and loneliness in a digital, social-media-fueled world. "Trading the place I'm at for some future vacation spot/ Working for consideration I'll finally resent/ Trying to disregard a number of the darker implications/ Of smiling for the digicam with my arms in moist cement," frontman Taylor Goldsmith sweetly recites.

For the brand new visible, all 4 members of the band (Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, Lee Pardini and Griffin Goldsmith) are positioned in a blue-screen grid the place they present totally different facial expressions all through the music — kicking off with compelled smiles that finally turn out to be strained. The video additionally encompasses a sequence of web memes and different viral clips.


"Everyone is telling bands, writers, and artists to share share share. If you don’t share, no person will care. If you don’t use social media, you don’t exist. That feeling/picture struck me arduous after I first heard Taylor’s lyrics," Matthew Daniel Siskin — the music video's director — shared of his personal interpretation of the music. "We’re all working for fixed consideration, with out giving it a single thought as to 'why' we’re doing it. Thankfully, the band trusted me sufficient to sit down awkwardly in entrance of a digicam again and again. Forced to smile. But, as artists in 2018 — I’m fairly positive they’re already used to that," Siskin added.

In addition to the brand new music video, Dawes additionally introduced 20 new dates for his or her North American tour.

Check the total tour schedule and Dawes' new visible for "Feed the Fire" under.

Dawes Fall / Winter Tour

October 1 /// Seattle, WA /// Showbox
October three /// Eugene, OR /// HiFi Music Hall
October four /// Petaluma, CA /// Mystic Theatre
October 29 /// San Diego, CA /// Observatory North Park
October 30 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Brooklyn Bowl
October 31 /// Tucson, AZ /// The Rialto Theatre
November 2 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s
November three /// Dallas, TX /// Bomb Factory
November four /// Houston, TX /// The Heights Theatre
November 6 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Jones Assembly
November 7 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain's Ballroom
November 9 /// Birmingham, AL /// Iron City
November 10 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Taft Theatre
November 11 /// Chattanooga, TN /// The Signal
November 13 /// Richmond, VA /// The National
November 14 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Underground
January 18 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater
January 19 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Orpheum Theatre
January 20 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Van Buren
January 22 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Commonwealth Room
January 23 /// Fort Collins, CO /// Washington's
January 25 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant
January 26 /// Oshkosh, WI /// The Howard
January 27 /// Iowa City, IA /// The Englert Theatre
January 29 /// Chicago, IL /// Riviera Theatre
January 30 /// Toronto, ON /// The Danforth Music Hall
February 1 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore
February 2 /// Boston, MA /// Wang Theatre
February 5 /// New York, NY /// Beacon Theatre
February eight /// Charlottesville, VA /// The Jefferson Theater
February 9 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium
February 10 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium
February 12 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre
February 14-16 /// Tampa, FL /// Cayamo Cruise 2019
February 17 /// Clearwater, FL /// Capitol Theatre
February 19 /// St. Augustine, FL /// Backyard Stage at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
February 20 /// Charleston, SC /// Charleston Music Hall