Rod Picott is confronting mortality. After heart scares and back surgery, he’s also in the middle of the most creatively prolific time in his career. Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil (releasing Friday, July 19) is evidence for both those things. And with every good existential staredown, there’s potential for good art to emerge. That’s where the video for “Ghost” comes into play.
In the video, Picott stands in a backyard setting, fully-clothed and in a rainstorm. Behind him are a sturdy-looking barn and a verdant landscape. He sings of a battered body and broken dreams to offset the picturesque setting. This moody and intense proclamation is the result of hard experiences.
Picott’s personal songwriting style persists better than ever on Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil, delving into his darkest moments and searching for the truth.