Billy Strings has released a new music video for “Enough To Leave” from his 2019 album Home, along with some new tour dates that will see the rising bluegrass artist open up for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at select shows this summer.
The black-and-white video for “Enough To Leave” begins with a time-lapse of Strings and his bandmates in the studio, working through some inaudible music. One by one, they leave Strings alone in the room where he records the guitar and vocal tracking for “Enough To Leave”, a song that is deeply rooted in his own grief and struggles. In an interview with American Songwriter, who also premiered the video, Strings explained that the inspiration for the song came from when he lost two childhood friends to heroin overdoses within the span of a few days.
“When I got home from the road, I was thinking about them,” Strings said. “I got bummed out about it and I just sat down and wrote that song. It was all ready to be poured out. Because I was really feeling it and I didn’t know what else to do. I was thinking about my buddies. And I was all alone, so I was pretty much writing the song directly to them, almost like looking up to the skies.”
The remainder of the video is close-up footage of Strings recording the song in real time. This simplistic approach forces the viewer to focus on the lyrics, rather than some flashy music video that causes one to forget what the song is even about. Check out the video for “Enough To Leave” by Billy Strings below.
Billy Strings – “Enough To Leave”
[Video: Billy Strings]
In addition to the video, Strings announced Monday that he will hit the road this summer with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on the western leg of their tour, from Vancouver, BC, along the west coast, and all the way south to Texas. Tickets are available on Strings’ website, and a full list of dates are listed below.
Billy Strings Tour Dates Supporting Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
7/20/20 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
7/21/20 Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre
7/22/20 Portland, OR – Theatre Of The Clouds
7/24/20 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
7/25/20 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
7/26/20 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
7/28/20 San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay
7/29/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
7/31/20 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino – Grand Theatre
8/1/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater – Delta Hall
8/4/20 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
8/5/20 Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
8/7/20 Austin, TX – CL Live at the Moody Theater
8/8/20 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
8/9/20 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
[H/T American Songwriter]