David Ramirez Wants Somebody to Say “Stick Around”

David Ramirez landed on my radar this summer with the bittersweet video “Stick Around.” The persistent melody grabbed me first, but now I’m especially drawn to the lonely lyrics. They’re a little more vulnerable than your typical “touring sure is hard” theme. Instead he finds himself wondering if he’ll ever be able to settle down — or if anybody will even want him to.

Ramirez shot the clip at sundown, all in one take. (No pressure!) Since then, the Austin songwriter has been a road warrior, playing gigs all over the U.S. He’s heading back to Texas this week for a couple of shows, followed by a short break in his touring schedule. Here’s hoping he gets his wish.