Folk-rock veterans Midlake are back with their new single ‘Bethel Woods’ from their upcoming album For The Sake of Bethel Woods. The official music video stars actor Michael Pena and is directed by filmmaker Brantley Gutierrez, who has also worked with the likes of Paul McCartney and Diplo.
Inspiration for “Bethel Woods” came after the discovery of a documentary still of Midlake keyboardist Jesse Chandler’s father, Dave, at Woodstock 1969. Combining this photo with the idea of an eternal paradise, the song was written from Dave’s point of view with a hopeful message that we might all one day return to our special places to be with the ones we love.
Director Gutierrez plays with these ideas in the music video by incorporating a ghost story concept, allowing for Michael Pena to showcase the emotions people experience when running through old memories.
Midlake will also be embarking on an extensive world tour, including NA, UK and European tour dates. Tickets and more information are available here.
Midlake 2022 Tour Dates
5/8 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
5/10 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
5/11 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live (Downstairs)
5/13 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
5/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall
5/17 – Lexington, KY – Headliners Music Hall
5/19 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
5/20 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar
5/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall
The single is available now at all DSP’s and on all streaming platforms.