If you’re having a bad day or you’re just looking for an extra boost this afternoon (or morning depending on where you live), Kimya Dawson is here to help. The folksy, seemingly always upbeat singer-songwriter has shared the visuals for “Solid and Strong,” the latest single off last fall’s Thunder Thighs album.
While other tracks on the record featured her friends like Aesop Rock and John Darnielle, the focus of “Solid and Strong” remains on Dawson and her knack for cheery, wholly accessible folk tunes. But for the track’s video, the central theme is that of togetherness, family, and friends — a combination that makes for one of the cutest and most upbeat clips we’ve seen this year.
You can watch the video, which Dawson directed with Clyde Petersen and Forrest Baum, below, where you can also view her upcoming tour dates below. Check out some still shots by Chrissy Piper from the video shoot here.
- 03.19 Greenville, NC: Tipsy Teapot *&
- 03.20 Charlottesville. VA: Tea Bazaar *&
- 03.21 Baltimore, MD: 2640 Space &
- 03.22 Pittsburgh, PA: Warhol Museum &
- 03.23 Detroit, MI: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit &
- 03.24 Grand Rapids, MI: The DAAC &
- 03.25 Chicago, IL: Old Town School of Folk (kids show early, adults show late) &
- 03.27 Rock Island, IL: Daytrotter Session / Rozz Tox &
- 03.28 Columbia, MO: Mojo’s &
- 03.29 Iowa City, IA: Mission Creek Festival @ Blue Moose
- 03.31 Chattanooga, TN: Sluggos &
- 04.01 Atlanta, GA: The Five Spot *&
- 04.02 Athens, GA: 40 Watt &
- 04.03 Carrboro, NC: Art Center * &
- 04.18 Minneapolis, MN:Cedar Cultural Center &
- 04.21 Winona, MN: Mid West Music Fest – Masonic Temple
* with Paleface
& with Your Heart Breaks