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WATCH: Benjamin Dakota Rogers, “Arlo”

Nov 29, 2022

WATCH: Benjamin Dakota Rogers,

Artist: Benjamin Dakota Rogers
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Ontario, Canada
Song: “Arlo”
Album: Paint Horse
Release Date: February 17, 2023
Label: Good People Only

In Their Words: “I think there’s a bunch of things that came together for me when I was writing ‘Arlo.’ I’d spent more time at my folks’ farm through the pandemic and developed a newfound appreciation for the land and the quiet that was missing in my youthful lust to escape rural life. With that appreciation came the frustration that it wasn’t as quiet as it used to be, as more trucks and cars sped up and down the highway a concession over. Seeing farms in our county be bought out for development and feeling the strong sense that the 150-year-old home I grew up in wouldn’t be there any more in 50 years. Amidst all of that, trying to find where I fit in and who I want to be as the world changes around me. I think that’s where Arlo comes from: he’s someone like me who maybe didn’t have music. We shot the video in the loft of my family’s old pack barn; I do a lot of writing up there in the summer. It’s full of antiques and still smells of the tobacco that hasn’t hung there in 30 years.” — Benjamin Dakota Rogers

Photo Credit: Colin Medley

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WATCH: Benjamin Dakota Rogers,
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