There is something deeply satisfying in the fantasy of running away from your life, and Ben Bostick knows it. Having channelled his runaway fantasies into his song, “No Show Blues”, he then paired it with a video that brings you into the escape, providing all the satisfaction of the daydream with a truthful narrative arc. Forget about the hustle of life and making ends meet for a moment and indulge in “No Show Blues”, the first offering from his sophomore album Hellfire.
The strength of the track comes from the emphasis on the low vocals and the story they tell, though the guitar riffs and eventual burst of a solo are the sugar-coating that will keep you addicted. The video is a literal interpretation of the song — a strong choice for a strong story — and we understand that Ben Bostick is running from a shattered relationship, as well as from the anxiety that the big city fosters. At first, he is happy on the road. He seems to be in his element. But it isn’t long before reality starts to creep in.
The truth of the matter is that we can’t run away from our feelings, but we can take a moment for ourselves, appreciate the stretches of land that exist, and indulge in a sing-along on the road with a great tune. This is what fantasies like “No Show Blues” are here for. Relax, indulge, and keep pushing through.