St. Paul & The Broken Bones share live video for new single ‘Minotaur’

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones have released ‘Minotaur,’ the newest single from their ambitious forthcoming album The Alien Coast – out January 28 on ATO Records. The track’s accompanying live performance video, also released today, was shot in one take at Ol Elegante studios in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

‘Minotaur’ is an irresistibly groove-heavy falsetto-laced track partly inspired by the mythical beast as an alter ego. Rooted in a guitar loop that guitarist Browan Lollar dreamed up on a tour bus in Europe, the song serves as a soulful meditation on identity and trauma. “‘Minotaur’ is about fearing something within you, and the loneliness that comes from that,” says lead vocalist Paul Janeway. “Especially if you grew up in an abusive situation, there can be this feeling of having something in you that you don’t want to encounter or even recognize.

The Alien Coast defies expectations yet reflects the galvanizing musicianship that has earned the band massive acclaim, three Billboard 200 debuts, an opening slot with the Rolling Stones, a legendary NPR Tiny Desk performance with over seven million views, and multiple national tv bookings including the first-ever musical performance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and a Daytime EMMY nomination for one of their CBS Saturday Morning appearances.  Recently on his Rocket Hour radio show, Elton John, who is a longtime fan of the band and has hosted them at his Oscar party, said that “Paul Janeway is one of my favorite vocalists” and also shared a song from the new album.

The album’s recently released ‘The Last Dance‘ considers “the juxtaposition of dancing while facing certain doom,” says Janeway. Its video was directed by Machete Bang Bang (ColdplayJeff GoldblumEvan Rachel Wood) and features dancer Liv Mai.  The band also recently shared a one-take live version of ‘The Last Dance’ as well as ‘Love Letter From A Red Roof Inn.’

St. Paul & The Broken Bones is Paul Janeway, Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone).

The Alien Coast by St. Paul & The Broken Bones
is out January 28 on ATO Records

St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The Alien Coast

1. 3000 AD Mass
2. Bermejo and The Devil
3. Minotaur
4. Atlas
5. The Last Dance
6. Ghost In Smoke
7. Alien Coast
8. Hunter and His Hounds
9. Tin Man Love
10. Popcorn Ceiling
11. Love Letter From A Red Roof Inn

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