Video Premiere: This Frontier Needs Heroes “South Dakota”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of This Frontier Needs Heroes’ song “South Dakota” from his recent album Go With the Flow. This video was produced by Johnny Irion, and features Brad Lauretti on solo acoustic guitar and singing. 

In an image-rich visual setting, this video frames This Frontier Needs Heroes’ song of longing for that heart’s ship that passed in the night. Lauretti’s songwriting instincts immediately draw you in to an all-too-familiar emotional space of yearning. 

“South Dakota” is a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest (2020) and was inspired by someone from South Dakota who randomly kissed me on a night out in East Nashville and then never returned my phone calls. This unrequited love song meanders into the last verse which was inspired by the unfinished Crazy Horse sculpture in South Dakota, “Crazy Horse is staring at the grasslands / Deadwood, Black Hills to the Badlands / Buffalo, Wounded Knee, Black Elk Speaks / They stole the gold and traded a dust bowl.” — Brad Lauretti

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