Video Premiere: Caleb Caudle, “Trade All The Lights”

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The Artist: New Orleans-based Americana artist Caleb Caudle
The Video: “Trade All The Lights,” which offers a black and white tour of New Orleans.
Songwriter Says:  It was Easter Sunday of last year and I was in Brooklyn, I had been on the road for awhile at that point and I was missing home about as much as someone can miss something. I remember loading out after the show and just thinking I would trade all of this just to have one night back home in New Orleans. I scribbled down the line “I would trade every last light in New York City, to be there tonight with you in New Orleans” on a Bojangle’s napkin that was leftover from touring through the Carolinas. I finished the song in about 30 minutes the next day. I knew I wanted a strong female harmony on it, so I asked Lydia Loveless to come down and sing on it and she couldn’t have done a better job. My buddy Brighton Linge shot and directed the video. We wanted it to feel like a love letter to New Orleans in the vein of Manhattan by Woody Allen. In the end I suppose it’s not so much the place, as it is the story you create there.


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