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American psychedelic folk-rock band Midlake have shared a new single off their upcoming album For the Sake of Bethel Woods, which is due to release on March 18.
The single, titled “Bethel Woods,” was released with an official music video – directed by Brantley Gutierrez (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney) and stars Michael Peña (Fury, The Martian, Ant-Man, Gangster Squad).
“‘Bethel Woods’ lyrically was born out of a documentary film still of our keyboardist Jesse Chandler’s dad, Dave, at 16-years-old, sitting in the massive crowd of Woodstock in 1969,” said Midlake’s Eric Pulido in a press release. “I felt that moment in time embodied the perfect depiction of a paradisal place. Dave tragically died a few years ago and I was moved to write this song from his point of view with a message of peace in returning to that special place and reuniting with loved ones ‘down the road.’”
For the Sake of Bethel Woods serves as Midlake’s fifth studio album. The band will kick off a European tour in support of the LP from March until April.
Watch the video for “Bethel Woods” below: