Okkervil River: Don't Move Back To LA
on 12 April 2018
Another clever, compelling work dedicated to thoughts of moving west, "Don't Move Back To LA" offers Okkervil River's laundry list of reasons to stay east—or anywhere else. Will Sheff's lyricism—cast out through his recognizable gravelly vocals—toes a comedic line, addressing license renewal and alcohol intake. But it's the video Sheff directs that makes the greatest case, featuring beautiful imagery of both New York and a New Hampshire farm. The video also acts as a call to action for donations to the American Farmland Trust, emphasizing the altruism at play.