Los Angeles-based Field Medic has shared a new single “i think about you all the time” from his upcoming album grow your hair long if you’re wanting to see something that you can change out on Oct. 14 and a new date at the Moroccan Lounge on Nov. 27 after selling out the first. The creation of musician Kevin Patrick Sullivan to facilitate an outlet for lo-fi folk confessionals, the music of Field Music is as radiant and lush as it is deeply intimate. And his recent string of singles in support of his new album, beginning with “i had a dream when you died” and culminating in the jaunty, nostalgia-laden strumming of “i think about you all the time,” are deftly so.
“i think about you all the time” is only partially disguised as dreamy, folk-twanging love song. Sullivan also uses it to look lucidly at his journey through sobriety, navigating the complicated feelings addiction can have on your mind and memories, even as he perseveres knowing how necessary it is to his well-being. While the song’s joyful guitar medley and Sullivan’s own sunshine vocals cast a more pleasing light on the song’s heavy subject matter.
“‘i think about you all the time’ is a love song to alcohol & younger days. It’s a sort of sequel to my song ‘i will not mourn who i was that has gone away.’ I was struggling in my sobriety with some difficult life situations & wished I had the option of pressing the off switch that binge drinking has afforded me in the past. I had just written a song called ‘I hate being sober,” which was a pretty negative way to frame the subject, so I set out to make a song that spoke of my longing in a way that sounded light & sweet. I wanted it to sound like a love song so it could speak to anyone who’s missing anything, be it a person or in my case; a substance.”
“i think about you all the time” follows the release of “i had a dream when you died,” the first two singles from Field Medic’s new album grow your hair long if you’re wanting to see something that you can change. The album will see the Los Angeles artist employing for the first time a full band to create his arrangements, a decision that came out of his last album Floral Prince and his need to revamp his creation process. The result is an album far more intimate to Sullivan than previous releases — one that will tackle personal elements like his troubles with drinking and falling in love.
Listen to Field Medic’s new single “I think about you all the time” below!
Field Medic’s new album grow your hair long if you’re wanting to see something that you can change is out October 14, pre-order it here. He will also be playing at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on November 27. Visit Field Medic’s website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.
Field Medic tour
9-21 — London, UK — Camden Assembly
10-22 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom Of The Hill $
10-25 — Portland, OR — Polaris Hall $
10-26 — Seattle, WA — Barboza $
10-28 — Salt Lake City, UT — Beehive $
10-30 — Denver, CO — Globe Hall $
11-01 — Minneapolis, MN — 7th Street Entry $
11-02 — Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen $
11-03 — Columbus, OH — Ace Of Cups $
11-04 — Ferndale, MI — The Loving Touch $
11-05 — Lakewood, OH — Mahall’s $
11-06 — Toronto, ON — The Garrison $
11-08 — Philadelphia, PA — PhilaMOCA $
11-09 — Boston, MA — Red Room at Cafe 939 $ [SOLD OUT]
11-10 — Brooklyn, NY — Baby’s All Right $
11-11 — Washington, DC — Songbyrd $
11-12 — Richmond, VA — Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House $
11-14 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle $
11-15 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade – Purgatory $
11-16 — Nashville, TN — The End $
11-18 — Dallas, TX — Ruins %
11-19 — Austin, TX — Empire Control Room %
11-22 — Phoenix, AZ — The Rebel Lounge %
11-26 — Los Angeles, CA — Moroccan Lounge # [SOLD OUT]
11-27 — Los Angeles, CA — Moroccan Lounge %
$ support from Sadurn
% support from Derek Ted
# support from Juliet Sunflower
Words by Steven Ward