PREMIERE: Justus Proffit Wakes from a Dream in “Hole” Video
The LA songwriter shares a video for the jangly track from his upcoming Bar/None debut.
The concept of an Elliott Smith collaboration with the Flying Nun Records crowd may not have been something you’d considered until hearing Justus Proffit’s jangly guitar and slacker croon on “Hole,” a recently shared taste of his upcoming debut LP, LA’s Got Me Down. Hot off his joint EP with Jay Som, the record addresses the ugly side of the titular city lurking beneath the glamor, with the standout “Hole” providing a brief fantasy of having some control over his environment.
Today, Proffit is sharing a video for the track, an appropriately hazy visual for a song that was inspired by a dream the songwriter had. “I filmed ‘Hole’ while I was traveling up north in the Gaviota Hot Springs,” Proffit recalls. “It was myself and my partner, Lauren. We weren’t initially up there to film, but it was so pretty I figured we might as well get a couple clips.”
LA’s Got Me Down is out March 8 via Bar/None Records. If you’re on the West Coast, you can see Proffit on tour in the coming months.
Justus Proffit Live Dates:
02/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
02/17 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
03/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon *
03/09 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside *
03/10 – Portland, OR – Blackwater **
03/11 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Backbar *
03/13 – Vancouver, BC – Red Gate *
03/14 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl *
03/16 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project *
03/18 – Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High *
** w/ Alien Boy