On September 30, LA soulman Nick Waterhouse will release his third album, Never Twice, on the venerable Innovative Leisure label. This morning, we’re pleased to be premiering the first video from that album, for the single “Old Place,” which you can check out below.
The clip compiles footage of Waterhouse and his band playing the song in a series of dark and dirty neon-sign joints whose intimate nature suits the song’s ramshackle vibe. The cut itself is an expertly blended mélange of styles—soul, Cuban rhythm, blues, funk, the kinds of sounds that are played in bars like this all over the country.
As he has in the past, Waterhouse tagged Michael McHugh (Black Lips, Ty Segall, Allah-Las) for Never Twice’s production, and he managed to rope in a handful of Northern California jazz greats to lend their skills: flautist Bob Kenmotsu, organist Will Blades, and saxophonist Ralph Carney (who you might know from the BoJack Horseman theme, of all places). Couple that with an appearance from Leon Bridges on lead single “Katchi,” and now you know why “Old Place” sounds like such a great party.