Magnolia, (the film) is set in Randy s home state of Mississippi and follows two characters (Ana and Noah) in the midst of an intense relationship, marred by their personal lives. Centered around a small group of oil rig workers, the visual representation of the album mirrors the blue-collar sentiments of Houser’s Magnolia lyrics as the small Mississippi town provides the perfect backdrop to highlight his rootsy melodies and swampy guitar licks. In the film, Randy plays a local singer at the town dive, performing several songs off the album throughout the film.
“Magnolia tells my story but also tells the story of running away from something while not knowing exactly what you’re running to,” said Randy “As I got into the groove of creating this album, the story became so vivid in my mind that I realized it had to live through more than just a body of music and become a film. That’s exactly what we created... a film about running towards your truth.”