Flagpole Premieres: Chris Ezelle, “The Loveless Cafe” Video

Welcome to Flagpole Premieres, where we debut exclusive material from local artists.

Local blues explorer Chris Ezelle continues to tease his upcoming album Monticello with a slow, steady IV drip. Track by track, Ezelle’s weather-damaged folk songs roll in like one summer storm after another, hinting at what should be a terrific final product. Don’t sleep on this dude.

Below, watch the exclusive Flagpole premiere of the video for “The Loveless Cafe,” a vaguely narrative-driven and weirdly eerie tune featuring muted, major-chord guitar and Ezelle’s raspy, halting lyrical delivery. The clip, a painfully slow-mo shot of Bourbon Street revelry, ingeniously reflects the song’s good-times-gone-bad vibe.


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