“No Depression” by Bahamas


You won’t be surprised to read that this artist is on Brushfire Records, Jack Johnsons record label.  This adorable music video coupled with a tender and soft tune of “No Depression” by Bahamas.  The song is about over medication and social anxiety in the modern age.  The video however is a wonderful juxtaposition where a puppet enjoys a peaceful day in the wilderness splitting wood, playing guitar by a lake, and observing nature.  The lyrics start as quite the downer but ascend into a more positive state where the singer admits that he is seeing some progression and the video ends with Bahamas roasting weenies with his puppet friend.  I love songs that remind us to take a step back and observe our own behaviors in life in order to better ourselves.  The arrangement is similar to a Jack Johnson tune with a skillful guitar that doesn’t overplay supporting a soft male vocal lead and a relaxing groove.  Bahamas is someone you invite to a campfire and ask them to bring their guitar.  Attached below is a press release with tour dates and more links!  I thoroughly hope you enjoy “No Depression” by Bahamas.

NEW YORK, NY (October 19, 2018) — Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas—a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen— has shared a new video for the song “No Depression” off his acclaimed album Earthtones, out now on Brushfire Records/Republic Records. The video was directed by puppeteer Ali J. Eisner and shot on Kashe Lake in Ontario.


Bahamas continues his headlining tour across North America with upcoming stops in Burlington, Brooklyn, Boston, Toronto, Ottawa and more. See the full list of upcoming tour dates below. Tickets are available now at www.BahamasMusic.net.

Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm section—bassist Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who] and drummer James Gadson [Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, D’Angelo] —Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as his sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before. In addition to “Bad Boys Need Love Too,” the album features lead singles, “Way With Words,” “No Wrong” and “No Expectations,” which is now at rotation at AAA radio. Watch Bahamas perform “Way With Words” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! here.


October 24               Burlington, VT          Higher Ground (Main Room)

October 25               Brooklyn, NY            Brooklyn Steel

October 26               Boston, MA              Paradise Rock Club

October 27               Portland, ME            Port City Music Hall

October 28               Kingston, ON            Grand Theatre*

November 1             Toronto, ON             Danforth Music Hall*

November 2             Toronto, ON            Danforth Music Hall*

November 3             Toronto, ON             Danforth Music Hall*

November 4             Toronto, ON            Danforth Music Hall (Seated Family Matinee Show)

November 4             Toronto, ON             Danforth Music Hall (Seated Family 7:30PM Show)

November 8             Kitchener, ON          Centre In The Square

November 9             Ottawa, ON              National Arts Centre – Studio*

November 10           Ottawa, ON              National Arts Centre – Studio*”

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