Hamilton Leithauser – “5 AM” Video

“Do you ever wonder why I sing these love songs/ When I have no love at all?” So goes “5 AM,” a minor-key piano ballad from Hamilton Leithauser’s solo debut Black Hours that feels like what Jeff Tweedy might call “the bible-black pre-dawn” — a black hour indeed! The track now has a video by director Tristan Patterson that expertly matches the song’s wistful, forlorn mood. Watch it below.

Black Hours is out now on Ribbon. Leithauser has some European tour dates in November and some North American dates in December and January:

11/07 London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (with Spoon)
11/08 Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
11/10 Dublin, Ireland @ The Sugar Club
11/11 Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
11/12 Edinburgh, UK @ Electric Circus
12/11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
01/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
01/16 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
01/17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
01/20 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
01/21 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
01/23 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
01/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s