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.