Memphis singer and songwriter Chris Milam has shared a video for his song “Kids These Days.”
The clip for the title track of his new album sees Milam take to the road to perform for a seemingly indifferent audience, images from his life flashing across the screen like poignant memories returning from a dim and distant past.
Beginning with just guitar and Milam’s plaintive, aching vocal, “Kids These Days” soon builds to a cathartic roar, replete with gripping and propulsive instrumentation. As Milam himself says of the track, “Kids These Days” aren’t kids anymore:
“I’ve read about my generation growing up for a long time. But we’re here — we’re in our twenties and thirties. And I know a lot of folks who, despite hard work and good intentions, aren’t where they thought they’d be. Maybe they’re even starting over. I hope that, by telling my story, other people see theirs in it.”
Directed by Ben Siler & Chris Milam, edited by Ben Siler and with cinematography by Andrew Trent Fleming, you can check out the video below.
Catch Chris Milam live on the following tour dates:
02nd Jun: Loflin Yard, Memphis, TN
06th Jun: The 5 Spot, Nashville, TN
07th Jun: Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN
08th Jun: Radio Room, Greenville, SC
10th Jun: Borjo, Norfolk, VA
12th Jun: The Camel, Richmond, VA
13th Jun: Avalon Theater, Easton, MD
14th Jun: Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
16th Jun: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
19th Jun: The Speakeasy, Cleveland, OH
21st Jun: Tonic Room, Chicago, IL
Chris’ album Kids These Days is out now via Namesake Records. The full track list is below.
01. “Kids These Days”
02. “Half Life”
04. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”
05. “Coldweather Girls”
06. “Prayer #4”
07. “New Drug”
08. “Hey, Hollwyood”
09. “When I Was Young”
10. “All of Our Ghosts”
11. “The Sun Isn’t Up”
12. “At The End of the Day”