CHARISMATIC singer-songwriter Bob Evans brings the nostalgia with his new single and video, ‘Born Yesterday.’
The track is a classic guitar-driven Bob Evans ballad with a surprise sax solo smack bang in the middle. It’s an ode to days gone by, literally, inspired backstage at Bob’s (real name Kevin Mitchell) side gig – as frontman to legendary Aussie rock band Jebediah.
“I was backstage at a Jebediah gig when an old housemate from Perth messaged me with a link to our old share house we lived in that was for sale,” he said.
“We couldn’t believe it when looking through the photos of the house that it hadn’t changed at all since we lived there in the late 90’s. What followed was a slew of messaging between us, as well as the other two friends I used to live with in that house.
“It was my first share house after leaving home and the whole exchange between us and seeing the house again just brought back a lot of great memories from that time and age, my late teens and early twenties. I already had the music for the song pretty much written at that stage so all I needed was the lyric to go with it. It’s a deeply nostalgic song for me, looking back at a stage of my life that feels so long ago now, but at the time it felt like it would last forever.”
In a real tug at the heartstrings for anyone in the Australian music industry right now, the video for ‘Born Yesterday‘ features a slew of tour footage.
“My friend Arlo Cook has been taking footage of me at shows and in the studio for years and he came in to the studio while we were recording and took footage, not with anything in particular in mind,” Mitchell said.
“I knew the song would really suit a more abstract kind of video, because it’s about memories, so lots of home made visual snapshots was how I imagined it and then as COVID happened and lockdowns happened, it became more and more obvious that we should make that kind of video. So it mixes footage from the last few years with footage from during lockdown. There’s even a couple of seconds of my two kids at the beach in there as well. It will forever be a document of this strange year we’ve lived through, which I’m really happy to have captured.”
‘Born Yesterday‘ is available across all streaming services now. Watch the video: