Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of the Heart Hunters’ “The Good Fight.” The song was written by Drew de Mann and Brianna Blackbird, and produced by Peter Case with Fats Kapplin (John Prine, Jack White) on stings, Don Heffington (Lone Justice, Joanna Newsome) drums, and Dennis Crouch (Elton John, Johnny Cash) bass.
The video was produced and filmed by Rose Riot Photography and edited by Duende Vision. With a wind-up music box hook to lure you in, and continued textural imagery supporting the band’s loose outdoor performance, the video is a perfect fit for the song itself. Heart Hunters create a unique stringed pop rock sound.
“The Good Fight” is about tearing up our over-paved ecology and deserted strip malls in particular and putting in useful things like carbon sinks, community gardens, and public green spaces. It is about reconnecting to the Earth and addressing the climate crisis head-on and all together. It is also about putting aside distractions and petty arguments to focus on the larger fight we all need to be fighting together.
We can’t help but be influenced by the Beatles. You can definitely hear their influence in this song. But we both have gotten down to lots of Indian Classical and what you might call “Silk Road” string music. Drew picked a biblical reference for the opening line but altered it significantly.
I believe art can be a hammer or a mirror. But until I look around and see a perfect world to create a reflection of, I feel called to use art as a hammer. Art can change the culture and it is so essential that we use it for good currently.
Our plans for 2020 are to release new music, finish renovating our old farmhouse and assist in all ways possible in addressing the climate crisis and dismantling white supremacy. — Brianna Blackbird
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