Singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle debuts his music video for “Crushed Coins,” exclusively with C&I.
With its authentic lyrics and slow pickings, Caleb Caudle’s new single displays the innate talent of the North Carolina-based singer-songwriter.
It also turns on the waterworks.
The track, “Crushed Coins,” brings to mind pennies placed on railroad tracks for flattening, but in its emotional depth, it evokes, like other songs on the album, the power of inanimate objects to summon heartbreak, sadness, and the passing of time.
The melancholy lyrics reference a train that goes by a once-shared house. Now it just shakes the shelves, thinks “only of itself,” and reminds of what once was. The lyrics drive home the poignancy of loss with the bleak line “There’s no laughter in this house.”
“For the title track of the record, we wanted the video to follow the narrative of the song,” Caudle says. “It's a pretty heavy subject — lifelong partners torn apart by death and faced with the loneliness of an empty house full of shared memories. We found a beautiful old house in the mountains of North Carolina and filmed it one rainy Sunday morning in between tours. The imagery combined with the lyrics is a pretty special thing.”
Caudle’s rich voice drips with sorrow as he put melody and words to a bereft emotional state — “a lightbulb needs changing” and “shutters that stay closed” — establishing him not only as a strong vocalist but as a talented songwriter.
The track comes off of his Crushed Coins album, available now, and we’ve got a first look at the music video for the premiere track below.
For more information on Caleb Caudle and his upcoming tour dates, visit his website.