Music Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - We Almost Lost Detroit
The electronic/pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. caught our attention with their undeniably catchy cover of Gil Scott Heron, and when we heard news of the fact that they sold out two shows here in NYC. To top it all off their latest visual was premiered on vimeo's homepage. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. release a statement explaining the intentions of the song/video:
"Today we are debuting a video for a song we did not write. 'We Almost Lost Detroit' began as a homage to one of the great artists of our time, Gil Scott Heron. Ever since we formed as a band roughly two years ago, we've drawn a very high level of inspiration from this song. So much so that we felt compelled to record our own version, and put it on our first ever full-length album last year.
As Detroiters, we are born and bred with a civic pride that we are continually told is somewhat uncommon. We wanted the city, and the people in the city, to be the video for this simple reason. It is an exciting time to be from Detroit--as we believe it's a city that is in the midst of reinventing itself in a huge way."
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Tour Dates
4/21 Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
6/7-10 Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN