The song is streaming everywhere today, and a video (directed by The Mata Brothers) is Baggage’s attempt to convey exactly how they’ve felt while trying to finish a record that’s taken nearly two years to complete.
“It’s surreal, slow-moving and one by one things start to fall apart,” Diener explains. “You end up alone, but it’s up to you to keep pushing and make things work. You compare it to the past and romanticize nostalgia, but sometimes to do the right thing, you have to move on. That’s why the band is called Baggage.”
Through a screen of feedback, “Horseshoe” jolts to life, detailing a familiar experience many bands likely share of playing to what Baggage frontman Jonathan “Jono” Diener describes as “the horseshoe.”