Driftwood – “City Lights” (video) (premiere)

For "City Lights", Driftwood puts on their pop hat for a dose of meticulously made indie pop with killer hooks.

Driftwood is a perfect name for this band of restless musical spirits and road warriors as the group describes their work as rooted in the land while exploring genres such as Americana, folk, old-time, punk, pop and rock ‘n’ roll. It works beautifully as Driftwood naturally inhabit whatever influences they choose to employ on any given song. Playing more than 150 dates every year has turned Driftwood into a high performance machine, a super tight band that can thrill crowds and craft great records with relative ease.

For “City Lights”, Driftwood puts on their pop hat for a dose of meticulously made indie pop with killer hooks. Band member Daniel Forsyth tells PopMatters that “‘City Lights’ is a drinking song at heart. It came from experiences I had while dating a bartender… it encompasses the types of people at the bar, the feelings I’d get at the bar, and some of the wildest nights I’ll likely ever know. And in the end it’s an ode to the joy of bar nights and the excitement I would feel on my way to the city where the bar was always waiting for me. The video was fun to make, seeing myself and the folks we know in it always gives me a chuckle. Along with the comedy I hope there’s a bit of a sentimental feeling in there as well because thats how the song feels to me. The album parallels the song — there’s a lot about travel and the emotions/thoughts that accompany that lifestyle.”

Driftwood’s new album, City Lights, will release November 4th and it’s available for pre-order now. Catch them on tour throughout the fall and winter.


September 23 – Beacon, NY – The Towne Crier

September 24 – Salem, NY – Eastbound Throwdown

September 30 – Mifflinburg, PA – Rusty Rail Brewing Co.

October 6 – Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony

October 7 – Thomas, WV – The Purple Fiddle

October 8 – New Hope, WV – Sleepy Creek Harfest

October 13 – Burlington, VT – Nectars

October 14 – Greenfield, MA – The Root Cellar

October 15 – Albany, NY – The Parish House

November 4 – Rochester, NY – Flour City Station

November 5 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works

November 9 – Stuart, FL – Terra Fermata

November 10 – Melbourne, FL – Just One More

November 12-13 – Brooksville, FL – Riverhawk Music Festival

November 16 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle

November 17 – Charlotte, NC – Double Door Inn

November 18 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

November 19 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

November 25-26 – Apalachin, NY – Random Steele Tavern

December 1 – Cambridge, MA – Club Passim

December 2 – New York, NY – Union Hall

December 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy

December 8 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House

December 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café

December 17 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java

December 29-30 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt

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