Detroit-based Flint Eastwood unveils their brand new video for “Find What You’re Looking For”. The song is from their upcoming EP, Small Victories, out October 23. Shane Ford, a partner from The Work in Detroit, directed the video. Jax Anderson, the mastermind behind Flint Eastwood, described the video, “it’s about the aftermath of a loss and having it consume you. The woman is staring at original home videos of my mother and my family from my childhood and is forced to face the reality that a piece of her is gone.” This helps drive home the meaning of the song, which is Jax’s interpretation of her mother’s final words to her.
On the forthcoming EP out October 23, Jax has returned to her Detroit roots, mixing a taste of the theatricality of Motown, her more recently found love for pop music, and a few electronic beats for good measure. The result is six hook-filled songs, including the first track and single “Find What You’re Looking for.”
Small Victories was crafted and polished at Assemble Sound, a hub of creativity in Detroit’s Corktown, located in the 2nd oldest church in the city. The property was purchased by a group of artists including Jax’s brother Seth. In this crumbling and inspiring location, the new EP was created as a coping mechanism to help Jax deal with the loss of her mother, who was her biggest fan and inspiration. As the listener makes their way through the EP, they experience Jax making her way through her mother’s illness and passing, railing against it, then dealing with the feelings associated with such a loss, eventually accepting it and using it as driving force to continue to create.
Jax broke the EP down in one simple thought: “Small Victories comes from the idea that doing anything creative in life takes a lot of persistence, struggle, and hustle. It’s easy to expect that the spoils will come easily and be immediately fruitful. But if you focus on the little things, the ‘small victories’, you realize that it’s those things that are the most rewarding. That’s what keeps me going.”
Small Victories Tracklisting
1. Find What You’re Looking For
5. God Only Knows
6. Small Victories
Flint Eastwood Tour Dates
Oct 7 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 10 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
Oct 16 – The Delancey – New York City, NY (CMJ showcase)
Oct 17 – The Keys – Scranton, PA
Oct 18 – Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 5 – Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, MI