Well, folks. In true Richard Speight, Jr. fashion, the man himself has arrived today with a gift for all of us on the eve of his birthday.
Late last year, Dick Jr. & the Volunteers dropped their debut album — The Dance and How to Do It. The eight-song record features an incredible collection of cover tracks and originals by Speight and friends (you can read our track-by-track review here!)
Now, Speight has come bearing a gift in the form of a lockdown project — a music video for the song “Goin’ Straight” (as premiered via The Wrap). Per the video description, Speight states that the band originally had plans for something fancy, but had to go rogue thanks to COVID-19. Meaning that they each needed to film their contribution to the video at home with their own phones. The instructions were simple: “Film yourself doing whatever the hell you want as long as you’re having fun!”
It’s possible that we’re biased around here (big fans, you know), but for a lockdown project with a variety of constraints … this video is epic, to say the least. Keep your eyes peeled for appearances from the band members, including Speight himself of course, vocalist Emma Fitzpatrick, guitarist Zachary Ross, guitarist Billy Moran, percussionist Rob Humphreys, bassist Cooper Appelt, and the one and only Jason Manns.
Not to mention, the icing on the cake — Director Dick is back at it again, because he directed and cut this video himself.
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For those hoping to catch a Dick Jr. & the Volunteers show, they’ll be performing at The Basement East in Nashville on April 12, 2021 with The Station Breaks. Tickets are on sale now.
Purchase and stream The Dance and How to Do It from your favorite music platform today.