EXCLUSIVE: Watch Charleston Troubadour Kevin Church Reflect in "Holy City" Music Video
Every great troubadour has penned poetic odes to Nashville, thankful for the great Music City, but Kevin Church is grateful for somewhere else.
The Americana singer-songwriter shares the spotlight with Charleston, SC on his single, "Holy City," a sentimental and twangy ballad. Today, we are happy to exclusively premiere Kevin's new music video for this gentle tribute.
Produced by Paul Chelmis in partnership with new artist services company Artist Formula, the video alternates between gorgeous black-and-white B-roll of Charleston -- shots of a church steeple and residents enjoying their own quiet worlds -- and scenes where Kevin contemplatively performs "Holy City," armed only with his trusty guitar. What's most impressive here is the cinematography's timing. As Kevin's gritty vocals list off Charleston's most charming features, like its beloved pineapple fountain, expertly framed shots of each holy highlight slide onto the screen, aligned with Kevin's lyrical performance.
The music behind "Holy City" is a sweetened country arrangement, led by acoustic strums and moments of wailing strings that offer an extra layer of tender treatment to the tune. Together, the sparse location shots and soft Americana rhythms create a touching tribute to the Holy City that Kevin Church has done such sonic justice to.