Al Church – “Night Games”

Released today: The music video for Duluth native Al Church’s song “Night Games.” It’s the title track to Church’s next album, scheduled for release April 27.

The video was directed by Maya Khaira, who writes in the description that when Church first played the song for her it took her back to middle school, “running through the darkened backyards” of her neighborhood in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

“The title track is inspired by Church’s childhood memories of his Duluth neighborhood,” she writes, “where dozens of kids gathered after dark to play games that crisscrossed backyards, trails, and fields. No parents. No cellphones.”

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about 6 years ago

I know I have posted a lot, but this one hits home. I grew up with Al. I am the same age as his brother Austin, and my brother was best friends with Al's brother Doug. I remember playing ghost in the graveyard, kick the can, capture the flag, 7 steps around the house ... going to St. Johns T-ball field on Woodland Ave. and Chisholm St. ... shooting hoops in another friends driveway ... Al used to do Jim Carrey impressions when he was younger ... always made us laugh. That area of Woodland was so beautiful back then. We would ride our bikes on trails to Amity Creek ... I even remember watching one of the Charlie Brown specials on TV at his house with him and his brothers. I am sure others have memories as well ... but Al Church has always been a special person to those who know him. Much, much love to him and his family. The nostalgia in this song is so strong.

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