SONNY SMITH: BURNIN’ UP (FEAT. ANGEL OLSEN)
Sonny Smith debuted his music video for “Burnin’ Up” (featuring Angel Olsen) via Stereogum. You can watch it below. Both the song and video for the second single off Smith’s forthcoming album, Rod For Your Love (March 2, Easy Eye Sound), prominently features Olsen, and the two swap harmonies throughout, turning the love song into a poignant conversation between partners.
Said Olsen about the video, directed by Ryan Daniel Browne: “I realized Ryan not only was a friend and sometimes bandmate of Sonny’s but he had also shot a video I really liked for the band Big Search, and to tell you the truth I liked it so much I went to see the singer play in LA at some warehouse when we were recording my last record. After putting all this together, I trusted him, and what I mean by that is that I trusted his aesthetic. I knew he’d find a way to create something with our images that could be simple and real, and I also knew he had Sonny’s best interest in mind. I’m always so relieved to realize that the director and the songwriter are old pals. As it should be.”