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Dan Auerbach shares video for new solo song “King of a One Horse Town” — watch

on April 27, 2017, 11:10am

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Dan Auerbach, member of The Black Keys and The Arcs, is going at it alone on a new solo album titled Waiting on a Song. Due for arrival June 2nd through his own Easy Eye Sound label, it’s his second full-length effort to date following 2009’s Keep It Hid.

Last month, Auerbach unboxed the lead single, the Mark Knopfler-assisted “Shine on Me”. Now, he’s returned with a second preview in “King of a One Horse Town”. Laced with sweet, almost cinematic strings, it’s a charming number that feels both at home in 2017 as well as the ’60s.

“The King of a One Horse Town is anyone who’s scared of the outside world,” Auerbach explains of the title in a press statement. “Anyone who’s afraid to go beyond their own block for fear of failure. It could be a drug dealer. A drunk. A professor. That’s a feeling any of us can relate to.”

Check it out below via its Aaron Hymes-directed music video. It follows a bearded, disheveled man as he wanders through a small mountain town.

Waiting on a Song Tracklist:
01. Waiting on A Song
02. Malibu Man
03. Livin’ in Sin
04. Shine on Me
05. King of a One Horse Town
06. Never in My Wildest Dreams
07. Cherrybomb
08. Stand by My Girl
09. Undertow
10. Show Me

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