Mark Nelsen

Singer-songwriter Mark Nelsen has a new music video to share for his song “Tennessee Valley.”

Consisting entirely of stock footage from the mid-20th century (practically ancient history), the splice job fits the track’s old-school sonic vibe. It’s got a country-tinged melody, a hint of gospel soul, and a folky rhythmic bounce — like a car rolling down the highway, surrounded by nothing but the great wide open expanding outward to infinity on all sides. This is definitely an “on the road” song, a tour through overlooked or outright forgotten America, one best enjoyed with the windows down and the breeze blowing back your hair. Sunglasses on, speed limits ignored, enjoy.