Here’s new music video from Norwegian Arms for the title track to his LP Wolf Like A Stray Dog. It features frontman Brendan Mulvihill’s father and family, and was filmed at historic Rigby Manor by Out Of Town Films. Also below are a few words that Mulvihill (a.k.a. Keith Birthday) had to say about the song and its origin.
Inspired by the stray dogs who would mill about the main square of Tomsk, Russia, Wolf Like a Stray Dog is about feeling an outcast in a society, where one is viewed differently based on origin. In Siberia, songwriter Keith Birthday often felt like an oustider; misunderstood and falsely represented. He instead found himself identifying with the dogs that roamed the streets, who were acknowledged by passersby, but often shunned, looked down upon, or even beaten.
To his surprise, the dogs were often friendly, socialized, and accepting, and on some of his darker days, he would feel more kinship with the dogs than with his fellow humans. As a result, this song formed, a meditation, where he seeks to understand the dogs' society from their perspective; which he believed to be feral bliss, constant discovery, and a non-stop hunt for food.