Kudos to Nathan Bell on another fine release, “I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love”. Here’s a feature on Nathan and the album, including a link to a new video. Nathan hosts a monthly Monday event in the Lounge at the Legs, “There’s A Word For It…” Ya gotta get by!
“It’s fairly easy to come up with a concept built around working men in the traditional sense—miners and factory workers,” says Bell. “But there’s also these white-collar guys who thought there was a rainbow at the end of this thing—that if you worked hard and took care of your family, it paid off. So you gave up things, you made certain sacrifices. But when you really look at it, where’s the payoff? A lot of it is gone.” He continues: “I’ve worked hard all my life, and rarely in rarefied air. And if I’ve learned anything it is that the individual human being is a brave and kind son of a bitch, and the choices forced upon us to live with other people are often the deepest and bravest expressions of love. I think it’s important to give people credit for loving completely even when what they’re doing isn’t something they love.”
I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love was released on May 20th. Stream the video for the album’s title track below.