With a huge homecoming show coming up on Record Store Day in Detroit, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have released their latest music video for "We Almost Lost Detroit". The duo's cover of the Gil Scott-Heron track is presented as a tribute to their home town, to the hard working people who do their thing here every day to help continue to push this area forward. Detroit is too often only portrayed for its negatives, and yes there are plenty, but it's nice to see the true spirit of what goes on here on a daily basis captured.
In an open letter from the band that accompanies the premiere of the video, Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott state: "We wanted this video to be about people DOING things in and around the city of Detroit. People who are on the job. People who have moved past 'what happened?' and are spending more time saying 'let's MAKE things happen.' These are the people who we feel represent the city of Detroit." They have documented that perfectly here. For those of us who have lived in this area our whole lives, be it city or suburbs, this video is overflowing with Detroit landmarks, businesses and pride.
As mentioned above, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. return home April 21st for a show on Record Store Day at the Majestic Theatre downtown. This is sure to be one of the can't miss shows of 2012 as another of Detroit's finest rock bands, The Hard Lessons, are also on the bill along with electronic-pop duo Phantasmagoria. Tickets can be purchased here.