E.B. The Younger Shares Debut Video Featuring Jason Lee
Midlake frontman Eric Pulido has announced the release of his debut album To Each His Own under the alias E.B. The Younger To accompany the announcement E.B. The Younger has shared the baseball themed video for lead track “Used to Be” starringMy Name Is Earl actor Jason Lee.
Of the track and video Pulido says: “The tune ‘Used To Be’ is an acquiescence towards an imminent coming-of-age and the subsequent peace found in it's acceptance. In short, this is 40 and I'm OK with it. It's human nature to get stuck looking backwards and lamenting the passing of a romanticized time or place. Since we tend to appreciate things more now than when we do in the moment, my battle cry of sorts here is to champion the ‘now’ and carry on with a renewed spirit. And what better way for this mantra to manifest itself than for a bunch of guys playing dress up, cracking open some beers and partaking in America's favorite pastime!? The teams in the video were mainly made up of the guys who played on the record, and although it was a near miracle to get us all there together, it really made the experience that much more special and memorable to say the least. The cherry on top was pulling my longtime friend Jason Lee from his current acting hiatus to play the coach. He hasn't missed a beat and had us all rolling in laughter and feeling like kids again. I'm so thankful we pulled this off and I hope it brings as much of a smile to everyone's face that watches as creating it did mine.”
To Each His Own is a deeply personal record rooted in Pulido’s love of warm, glowing rock, folk and country hues that came of age in the 1970s woven with contemporary recalibrations: guitars ripple, sigh and sizzle alongside gliding keyboards over crisp, choppy and becalmed rhythms. Pulido’s lyrics equally look back and forth, philosophising about his place in the world, the choices he’s made, and where they have taken him.
E.B. The Younger will be on tour in the UK with Bella Union label mate John Grant in January and February next year before returning for 3 UK headline shows in April. To Each His Own artwork below…