Minneapolis-based Americana duo The Cactus Blossoms have a new album arriving on February 11th, 2022, One Day. With some ingenuity in Covid-times, the album was recorded and mixed by long time collaborator Alex Hall using a mobile rig in one of the brothers’ Minneapolis basement.
Jack Torrey and Page Burkum have recently released the single and video for the album’s track “Is It Over” which takes us into Western territory, with plenty of homage to the music that has inspired them, but there’s also plenty of twist to it for modern audiences.
The duo have commented on the song and the ideas behind the video in a statement:
The song is about an old country crooner who wants to relive his glory years but wonders if his best days are in the past. It seemed fitting to start with a corny country TV style performance before breaking the 4th wall to wander through the photo studio on our way to the curtain call. When we started the band we were doing a lot of Hank Williams-era stuff and wearing cowboy hats, so it’s kind of a nod to those times as well.
The Cactus Blossoms also have a number of live shows lined up starting in February and continuing through June. Check out those dates here.