Watch: Greg Dulli's New 'Lockless' Music Video, Shot in New Orleans During COVID Lockdown

"Lockless" is the final single off the Afghan Whigs' singer's first official solo album, Random Desire

click to enlarge Watch: Greg Dulli's New 'Lockless' Music Video, Shot in New Orleans During COVID Lockdown
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Singer/songwriter Greg Dulli — a Hamilton, Ohio native and co-founder of The Afghan Whigs, one of Cincinnati's all-time greatest musical exports — released his first official solo album, Random Desire, earlier this year. 

Dulli had to cancel his Woodward Theater tour stop in support of the album due to COVID — after it was rescheduled from April to September — but he performed some new solo songs from Random Desire during a streaming performance from L.A.'s Gold Diggers in August.

Now, Dulli has released a video for his final single from the album: "Lockless."

The video was shot in New Orleans by director director Bailey Smith at the start of the COVID lockdown earlier this year.

“I was in New Orleans during the curfew period after Katrina and would come out into the Quarter about an hour before it lifted, thinking ‘it’s like the twilight zone,’” Dulli said of the video. “When this original lockdown occurred, I immediately recalled that moment in time and wanted to document it. Like a lot of cities around the world, the absence of people in normally bustling places is very jarring and ghostly. The song itself suggests a loneliness and I felt the marriage between the song and these images was too perfect not to explore.”

Watch below:

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