Exclusive Video: Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Plays Unreleased Song

August 20th, 2012

As the frontman for the Hold Steady, Craig Finn is known for evocative lyrics and unhinged live performances. And when the band took a break last year, he used the time “to do something with a little more storytelling and a lot less volume.” The result was his first solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes, which is filled with what Rolling Stone calls “bleakly funny noir tales.” Here, Finn plays a stripped-down version of the B-side “Meserole” while strolling along McGorlick Park in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

Finn also talked about how touring can be a songwriting catalyst, editing his work and no longer waiting for inspiration. Watch the interview.

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