Filmed a few weeks ago in the familiar urban-setting of London during their successful Night Life Religion Tour, THE CADILLAC THREEnow reveal the final portrait of “Graffiti,” a brand new music video for their UK single. The track comes off their forthcoming album later this year.
“We have had such a warm welcome from our fans in the UK and with the Night Life Religion Tour, we thought it would be really cool to film the video in London with all of the unique street art everywhere,” said TC3 drummer Neil Mason, who wrote “Graffiti” with songwriters Corey Crowder and Luke Dick.
Scenes capture TC3 following a masked street artist through the capital’s back-streets in Brick Lane, South Bank and Shoreditch, as the band’s lyrics and logo are tagged on every available surface before taking refuge in a dimly lit East London dive bar. Director Lyle Lindgren conceptualized the literal and unique video.
“Graffiti” is a soulful epic that takes the finest of the band’s Southern roots and seamlessly blends them with a contemporary feel. Available now via http://smarturl.it/TC3Graffiti, the track exhibits TC3’s trademark sound – distinctive and contagious. “[‘Graffiti’] finds the Nashville hotshots channeling their inner Springsteen – if the Boss was given to sipping home-brewed hooch on the back of open trucks in the sticky Tennessee sun. ‘Graffiti’ has it all: laid-back vibes, big booming drums, handclaps and tales of small town winners and losers,” deems Classic Rock magazine in their latest issue.
The lyrics are full of nostalgia for the band who met in high school: “We’re doing it our way, leaving our mark down the halls, on the walls in the bathroom stalls, underneath that freight train bridge we jumped off // Our story spread around, word of mouth, town to town // We were small-town famous, our names in graffiti.”
Fresh from their recent sold-out headline shows around the UK, including London’s Electric Ballroom, they were just added to the line up at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair on July 23 & 24 at Mote Park, Maidstone.
Masters in blending the swagger of southern rock with the true grit of country,TC3 were named the 2014UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Best New Band, and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015 with several radio singles all playlisted. During a frequent visit to the UK late last year, TC3 was invited by Sofar Sounds to play at one of their secret, intimate gigs. The session included a performance of their hit single ‘White Lightning,’ a staple on the BBC Radio 2 playlist all summer long. WATCH THEIR PERFORMANCE OF ‘WHITE LIGHTNING’ HERE
The raucous Nashville trio has built up a loyal following with their vibrant shows, eliciting word-of-mouth appeal across the globe. TC3 will hit the road in the US and Canada with Florida Georgia Line on the Dig Your Roots Tour this summer. Grammy-nominated, chart-topping front man Jaren Johnston, whose gritty vocals wrap around the pulsating beats from musical comrades Mason and Kelby Ray (lap steel), just picked up an ACM Award nomination for Song of the Year (“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church) during the April 3 live show in Las Vegas.