John Prine enlisted the help of Tiago Majuelos, a Barcelona-based graphic designer, for the illustrations of his latest video “Lonesome Friends of Science.” The colorful clip brings Prine’s song vividly to life with images that match the lyrics to the country-folk tune.
On the stripped down track, Prine details how scientists predict “the world will end most any day” and how he’s not concerned. “Well if it does then that’s okay/ ‘Cause I don’t live here anyway/ I live down deep inside my head,” he sings alongside acoustic guitar and delicate percussion accompaniment.
“Lonesome Friends of Science” is featured on Prine’s latest album, Tree of Forgivness, released his independent label Oh Boy Records. Produced by Dave Cobb, the 2018 project marks Prine’s first album of new material in over 13 years.
The revered singer-songwriter recently postponed several summer tour dates due to surgery in July. His postponed dates in July and August will be rescheduled for a later date. His current tour picks back up Aug. 23 in Sweden before he returns to the U.S. in September.
Watch Prine’s video for “Lonesome Friends of Science” below.