As they prepare to return to the road this September, indie-folk-pop band The National Parks have released a new video for their electro-folk-pop single “Lights In The City,“ featuring live footage from a handful of recent tour dates including their hometown of Provo, UT. The track – whose chorus chants, “In the lights of the city everything moves, everything moves; everything stops when I’m with you” – appears on the band’s latest full-length album, Places. Watch the new video, filmed and edited by Jeremy Prusso now below.
“The video for ‘Lights In The City’ is special to us because it represents the excitement we feel every time we step on stage,” shares lead vocalist/guitarist Brady Parks. “‘Lights,’ as we call it, was written during a crazy and exciting time in my life when I was graduating college, moving to a new city and beginning a new relationship. Life was a whirlwind at the time with the unknown ahead. As soon as I wrote the song, I couldn’t wait to play it live and it quickly became one of our favorites to perform at shows because of the way the crowd makes it come to life in a whole new way.” Parks adds, “Much like where I was at in life when I wrote the song, touring and playing shows across the country and pursuing this dream of music is crazy, scary, exciting and beautiful. The unknown is ahead but the constant is our love for our fans and the joy we feel when we get to step on a stage.”
Up next, The National Parks will be embarking on another round of co-headlining tour dates with LA-based trio WILD throughout September following a spring outing together earlier this year. The east coast run commences September 4th in Birmingham, AL and takes the bands to Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Carrboro, Washington, DC, New York City (September 12th at Mercury Lounge) and Philadelphia, before wrapping September 14th in Somerville, MA. Tickets are on sale now; see below for full list of dates and visit www.thenationalparksband.com for ticketing information.
THE NATIONAL PARKS – TOUR DATES w/ WILD
Wednesday, September 4 Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
Thursday, September 5 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theater
Friday, September 6 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Saturday, September 7 Knoxville, TN @ BYU at Tennessee CougarTown Tailgate
Monday, September 9 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom
Wednesday, September 11 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House
Thursday, September 12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Friday, September 13 Philadelphia, PA @ The Locks at Sona
Saturday, September 14 Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom