M.C. Taylor, the North Carolina roots-folker who records as Hiss Golden Messenger, has steadily built up a cult audience for seven years and four albums, but he seems poised to cross over to something bigger with his forthcoming album Lateness Of Dancers, his first for Merge Records. We’ve already heard “Saturday’s Song,” the LP’s first single. Now Taylor has shared a video for “Lucia,” another song from the album. It’s not really a straight music video; rather, it’s grainy footage of Taylor playing the song on a front porch somewhere, with no accompaniment and seemingly no overdubs. It’s a powerful song, and Taylor’s presence is strong enough that you barely notice the lack of music-video trickery. Check it out below.
Lateness Of Dancers is out 9/9 on Merge.