On his second studio album, Thugs and China Dolls, Savannah, Georgia-based songwriter Dare Dukes describes the poetries, ironies, and unexpected gems in otherwise mundane suburban life. The brass- and banjo-infused track “Meet You At The Bus” is about one of these sentiments: the need to explore beyond everyday life, in order to find comfort and release.
“I was trying to capture the great American leaving-on-a-jet-plane narrative the comes up again and again in popular music,” says Dukes, “and I was trying to run it through the brains of modern-day Romeos and Juliettes looking for escape from all the things that Romeos and Juliettes get fed up with. Max [Benitez’s] video perfectly captures the poetry and innocence of this kind of reckless escape.”
The song is also available for free download here.