Wednesday Release Music Video For “Bath County” From Upcoming LP Rat Saw God

Ashville band, Wednesday, featuring Karly Hartzman, MJ Lenderman, Alan Miller, and Xandy Chelmis, drop the third single of their much anticipated album Rat Saw God, due out April 7 via Dead Oceans. The new song, called “Bath County,” follows “Bull Believer” and “Chosen to Deserve.”

Band’s singer, Hartzman, who directed the visuals says: “The video I made myself is an homage to PJ Harvey’s video for ‘Man-Size.’ I’ve never seen someone emit as much confidence as she does in that video. I wanted to pretend for a minute I possessed that attitude but it was harder than it looks! Endless respect for Peej.”

Speaking of the track, Karly adds: “This is a song I wrote on a porch in Bath County, Virginia when me and [lead guitarist] Jake [Lenderman] were visiting Jake’s mom’s hometown. It includes some imagery I saw on that trip as well as a description of a guy we saw overdosed in a parking lot early one morning on our way to Dollywood.” 

“Bath County” introduces the overall sound and style of the upcoming LP. The lyrics, “I can walk on water/ I can raise the dead/ We joined the Exodus headed out from Dollywood/ Every daughter of God has a little bad luck sometimes/ Every daughter of God has a little bad luck sometimes,” hint at human simplicity and mortality.

Rat Saw God is about everyday life events that often get ignored. “Everyone’s story is worthy. Literally every life story is worth writing down, because people are so fascinating,” explains Hartzman.

Watch the official video for “Bath County” here: