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Desure’s ‘Los Angeles’ is a Passionate Reflection of the City

DESURE shares retrospective, Americana cut "Los Angeles."

Tangled in the dust bowl sound and swing of Americana, comes LA’s Desure. The former touring manager for Midland — who’s taste as an opener led to pursing music full time — shared yesterday his latest retrospective video for the endearing track, “Los Angeles.”

The Collin Duddy direction showcases Desure with an expressionless face as the city bleeds from scene to scene. The monotony is shown with Desure as Los Angeles twinkles with joy and its signature skyscraper. As the visuals dance to the melody of a dusty guitar, a bared reflection seeps within the first few lines of the track. “Well, Los Angeles, you’re killing me / Lord, I can’t live on two hours sleep,” quips Desure to only close the thought with admiration, “even when the sky turns black, we all laugh it off with ease.”

Beneath the various shots and life that Desure holds, the track maintains a crisp echo before transmitting hidden passion, anger, and happiness in a burst of clenching vocals towards the end. A perfect balance to the city that holds so many creatives, dreams, and love, which Desure effortlessly portrays.

“This song means a lot to me so I wanted the video to portray the emotional viewpoint that I felt while writing it. This is why I chose to shoot in the house that I sing about in the first verse of the song, and various locations around Los Angeles. This city has a big place in my heart.”

Wrapping up as a boot anthem to replay when retracing your journey, Desure’s “Los Angeles” is not only a city but any element or person that holds you down while life happens. Catch Desure on tour with Midland and Dwight Yoakam.


April 18 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City*
April 19 Athens, GA @ The GA Theater*
April 20 Athens, GA @ The GA Theater*
April 25 Richmond, VA @ The National*
April 26 Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal*
April 27 Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel*
May 2 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews*
May 3 Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe*
May 5 Nashville, TN @ The Ryman*
May 9 Turlock, CA @ Turlock Community Theatre ^
May 10 Pauma Valley, CA @ Casino Pauma ^
May 11 Maricopa, AZ @ Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino ^
May 19 Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center ^
May 22 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center ^
May 23 Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino ^
May 30 St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre ^
May 31 Sylvania, OH @ Centennial Terrace ^
June 1 Mainstee, MI @ Little River Casino Resort ^
Jun 2 Saginaw, MI @ The Dow Event Center ^
June 28 Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas*
June 29 New Braunfels, TX @ Whiteriver Amp*

U.K. Dates
Dec 2 Belfast. Ireland @ Ulster Hall*
Dec 3 Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy*
Dec 4 Manchester, England @ O2 Ritz*
Dec 5 Birmingham, England @ O2 Institute*
Dec 7 Sheffield, England @ Leadmill*
Dec 8 London, England @ Roundhouse*

* with Midland
^ with Dwight Yoakam

Cover photo: Manuel Mancilla

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