SHANNON SHAW: “CRYIN’ MY EYES OUT”
Shannon Shaw debuted her new music video for “Cryin’ My Eyes Out” via BUST, who say “Cryin’ My Eyes Out” sounds like it could’ve been recorded yesterday, or half a century ago.” The video, for the third single off Shaw’s forthcoming debut album Shannon In Nashville (June 8, Easy Eye Sound), was directed by Ryan Daniel Browne and features Shaw playing the role of every member of her band. Shaw reveals: “The song is a real tear jerker for me, it’s about a tough family pickle I’ve been in for a long time. The lyrics explore this feeling I have sometimes where I’m getting more desperate and tortured realizing that the situation isn’t going to improve after all. I’m on the edge of losing my grip and something I had so much hope for. The song was originally written soft and as sad as possible but with time it became more swinging, confident, lively, hopeful. I’m happy to have moved that direction, I think it’s important to find hope in everything and be open to the unexpected. The video Ryan Browne and I decided to take it in a playful direction. Kind of a wild juxtaposition if you catch the drift of the meaning behind the song. This video was by far the funnest one I’ve ever done. Can’t express how good it felt to become other characters. I took it seriously in that I gave each one a name and persona and tried to become them. Dusty the chipper bass player, the creepy keyboard guy (Dale maybe?) and the producer were my favorites.” Watch the music video for “Cryin’ My Eyes Out” here:
On June 8, Shannon Shaw, the captivating vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon & the Clams, will strike out on her own for her first solo album, Shannon In Nashville. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, the album features a cast of revered old-school session musicians which have breathed life into notable records by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, and John Prine, to name just a few. Shannon In Nashville is available for pre-order on CD and vinyl here.
To celebrate the release of her new album, Shannon Shaw will perform a release show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 8 as part of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Additionally, Shannon & The Clams announced new headlining dates throughout July and October in cities including Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC. The band has also recently confirmed that they will perform at 2018’s Panorama Music Festival, on Sunday, July 29. Tickets for all dates are available here.