Here’s the brand-new video for “Crumbling Road” from Oakland, California–based songwriter Tom Rhodes.
The laid-back cut is the opening number on Rhodes’ upcoming LP, Who You Were, out July 15. With its pedal-steel flourishes and Rhodes’ signature raspy and soulful voice, “Crumbling Road” encourages a man to pick himself up after a heartbreak.
Who You Were is a lush Americana record that blends the modern country-rock of Ryan Adams and the acoustic grooves of ‘70s Laurel Canyon in songs that speak with honesty and insight. The album is the follow-up to 2014's With or Without, but these new songs possess an added poignancy: Rhodes’s father—himself a master storyteller—passed away on September 14, 2015. To Rhodes, Who You Were feels like a torch being passed from one storyteller to another.
“These stories aren’t just learned from my dad, but this is me taking on that role as he passed away and sort of left that role,” he says. “This is the conversation I would want to have with my kid. I wanted to write about the things that a father tells a son or daughter.”
Check out the video for “Crumbling Road” below. For more information, visit TomRhodesMusic.com.