Midlake has unveiled an exclusive live performance of their recently released new single, “Bethel Woods,” streaming now via YouTube.
The captivating performance – filmed at Dallas, TX’s Modern Electric Sound Recorders by director Rett Rogers (Nicole Atkins, Nathaniel Rateliff) and co-director Barbara FG – marks the second in a new multi-part series of exclusive live sessions, “Meanwhile In Texas,” with additional installments set to premiere in the coming weeks.
The band also recently premiered a music video for “Bethel Woods,” which was directed by filmmaker Brantley Gutierrez (Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Diplo) and stars acclaimed actor Michael Peña (The Shield, Narcos, Ant-Man, and The Wasp). “Bethel Woods” precedes the eagerly awaited arrival of Midlake’s upcoming fifth studio album, For The Sake Of Bethel Woods, due via ATO Records in the US and Bella Union in the UK on Friday, March 18.
A powerful, warming expression of resolve and renewal, For The Sake Of Bethel Woods, opens new futures for Midlake while still honoring their now storied history.
“‘Bethel Woods’ lyrically was born out of a documentary film still of our keyboardist Jesse Chandler’s dad, Dave, at 16-years-old, sitting in the massive crowd of Woodstock in 1969,” says Midlake’s Eric Pulido. “I felt that moment in time embodied the perfect depiction of a paradisal place. Dave tragically died a few years ago and I was moved to write this song from his point of view with a message of peace in returning to that special place and reuniting with loved ones ‘down the road.’”
Midlake will celebrate their long-overdue return with a wide-ranging world tour schedule. European and UK headline dates get underway March 16 in Gothenburg, Sweden; North American headline dates begin May 8 at Nashville, TN’s 3rd & Lindsley and then continue through the month. Additional dates will be announced soon. For complete details and ticket information, visit Midlake’s official website.