BC Camplight - I'm Desperate

Song of the Day
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Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "I'm Desperate" by BC Camplight, from the 2018 album Deportation Blues on Bella Union.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON

Philly-bred, Manchester-based musician BC Camplight is returning with his fourth album and second for Bella Union, Deportation Blues, at the end of the month. The album follows a series of unfortunate events, including being deported from Manchester in 2015 after overstaying his visa due to a severe leg injury. Due to the deportation, BC Camplight (aka Brian Christinzio), who had just released How To Die In the North, had to cancel his scheduled UK summer tour and an appearance on Later...With Jools Holland. He eventually secured a more permanent visa and returned to Manchester but Brexit happened soon after. It’s under these circumstances that our song of the day, “I’m Desperate,” arrived. The ominous synth burner and the video that accompanies it, directed by Manchester-based collective ShortForm, shows the dark, manic state Christinzio was in when creating the album. Deportation Blues is out August 24.

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