First names are unique, even if thousands have the same. They represent something more than the person they identify. They conjure memories and visions that go beyond the moment. The Brits that make up New Desert Blues are taking this concept and using it to great effect. No, they are not the first to title their songs with forenames, but their strict adherence to using them on every song adds a realism to the stories they sing.
“Adam/Zachary” was a two part opus plunging into the depths assumed lives and mistaken identity. In the case of Cristoph, NDB uses the old standby format of the live performance music video. Shot in black and white, the dark shadows and plethora of camera angles matches the moody feeling of a song about robbing diamonds and traveling at night. The song is just further proof that they have nailed the noir Americana genre. Give it a watch above.
STREAM: New Desert Blues – “Christoph”