Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Pilgrim’s song “Darkness of the Bar” from his forthcoming album No Offense, Nevermind, Sorry due to be released on June 25th via Horton Records.
No Offense, Nevermind, Sorry was recorded at Leon Russell’s former Paradise Studio at Grand Lake in Tia Juana, Okla. The album is Beau Roberson on acoustic guitar and vocals; and Oklahoma musicians John Fullbright on keys, accordion, harmonica, and backing vocals; Jesse Aycock on steel, guitar, dobro and backing vocals; Paddy Ryan on drums and backing vocals; Aaron Boehler on bass and backing vocals; Stephen Lee on guitar; and an appearance by Michael Staub on sax. The album was engineered by Jason Weinheimer and Zachariah Reeves of Fellowship Hall Sound, mixed by Jason Weinheimer, and mastered by Ryan Foster of Foster Mastering.
The video was filmed on Tulsa in, out, and around a bar scene. The expressions on the face of the protagonist mirror demons and struggles, especially reminding you of times when, as the song says, there’s a bright light that it’s hard to see in the darkness of that bar. Pilgrim pens great lines, and this song tugs at you and makes you think.
The song is ultimately about the struggle with addiction, while being honest about it, and trying to find some peace with that truth. — Beau Roberson