James McMurtry – “Forgotten Coast” (video) (premiere)

James McMurtry's new video is a perfect visual companion to a charming, laid-back song.

As Mark Allister reviewed earlier this year, James McMurtry’s latest album Complicated Game is a delight, steeped in the swampier sounds of Americana but at the same time displaying the charm of a witty storyteller spinning a yarn on a back porch. Nestled on the back half of the record is the charming little ragtime blues tune “Forgotten Coast”, McMurtry’s wonderful tribute to America’s southernmost coastal region. The new video for the track, which we’re very pleased to premiere here at PopMatters, is a beautifully photographed portrait of the region, the perfect accompaniment to the song.

McMurtry was succinct when asked to talk about the Thierry Vivier-directed video, but his words speak volumes: “The Forgotten Coast of the Florida Panhandle, and its people, are the stars of this video.”

Complicated Game is out now.