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Premiere: Big Little Lions’ “Do Better” video

April 10, 2018

Big Little Lions‘ “Do Better” clip is a beautiful time-lapse of a road trip through the mountains of British Columbia. The easy-going, open-hearted, aspirational bent of the folk-pop tune that accompanies the video matches perfectly with the visuals of open sky, soaring mountains, and endless forests. I love a good video of beautiful scenery, and this one hits the spot.

The song itself is a lovely folk-pop song. Lyrically, it’s a plea for us to “do better”–be more compassionate, less judgmental, and more aware of beauty all around. Sonically, it’s got gently rumbling bass and percussion, cheery handclaps, subtle accordion and piano, and suitably big melodies.

If you’re looking for a pick-me-up on a tough week/month/year/etc., this track has a lot to offer. If you crossed the Lumineers with the Low Anthem, you might end up with something like this tune. Definitely a winner.

“Do Better” comes from Alive and Well, which came out February 23 on Far Flung. You can catch Big Little Lions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify. They’re going on tour starting tomorrow, so if you’re on the East side of the country you can see them in action very soon:

4/11/2018 – Nashville, TN / Tin Roof Broadway
4/13/2018 – Roswell, GA / The BZC (info)
4/14/2018 – Birmingham, AL / The Shed Series house concert (info and info)
4/15/2018 – Orlando, FL / house concert
4/18/2018 – Palm Harbor, FL / house concert (info)
4/19/2018 – St. Petersburg, FL / house concert (info)
4/20/2018 – St. Petersburg, FL / Listening Room Festival, Palladium Theatre (info and tickets)
4/21/2018 – St. Petersburg, FL / house concert (info)
4/22/2018 – Gulfport, FL / house concert (info)
4/24/2018 – Nashville, TN / The Local
4/25/2018 – Mills River, NC / house concert (info)
4/27/2018 – Springboro, OH / house concert (for more info, email info@biglittlelions.com)
4/28/2018 – Cincinnati, OH / house concert (for more info, email info@biglittlelions.com)

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