Amanda Shires Shares New Live Music Video “Lonely At Night”
FEATURING BRITTNEY SPENCER & JASON ISBELL
FROM HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM TAKE IT LIKE A MAN
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NYC SHOW @ MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG OCTOBER 26th
GRAMMY-winning, singer-songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires is receiving unanimous praise for her revelatory album Take It Like A Man out now on ATO Records listen HERE. Today, Shires shares a live music video for the track, “Lonely At Night” from the album featuring guest vocals from Brittney Spencer with Jason Isbell on guitar.
Directed by Weston Heflin, the clip was filmed at Columbia Records studio in Nashville whose lauded history includes hosting such iconic artists as Bob Dylan, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Buddy Holly and many more. BrooklynVegan exclusively premiered the video and said, “Amanda and Brittney’s voices mesh with a warm country flair, pairing beautifully with weepy electric guitar played by Amanda’s husband and bandmate Jason Isbell.”
Lyrically, “Lonely at Night” contends that love endures no matter what has transpired. Enhanced by Spencer’s warm vocals harmonizing alongside Shires’ and Isbell’s haunting guitar, the track sounds reminiscent of Dusty Springfield in its timelessness, yet completely contemporary with Shires distinctive style shining through.
Speaking about the track and the video Amanda explains, “I write to sort out my feelings. Making music brings me joy. The most beautiful friendships and experiences of my life have come from making, creating, and sharing the magic of music with my friends. What you will see here are some great friends bringing their individual talents to make something whole because it makes us feel good.”
She adds, “Here you’ll see us at historic Columbia Studio A in Nashville, TN. The original garden is a place I often return to in thought, so my friend Lark Foster and I set the scene with flowers and branches and things from my home and garden. Be awed by Jimbo Hart’s bass playing, Julian Dorio’s sense of time, Jason Isbell’s ability to simultaneously play slide and levitate, Peter Levin’s command of those beautiful keys, and Brittney Spencer’s incredible voice. And know that this couldn’t have been done right without my great friend Lawrence Rothman’s careful handling, support and production. Thanks to all my friends for participating and thanks y’all for listening and watching.”
Written and recorded during lockdown, Take It Like A Man is a fearless song cycle of ruthlessly candid tunes documenting Amanda’s life as a woman, a wife (of Jason Isbell) and mother during a tumultuous time. Produced by Lawrence Rothman (Angel Olsen, Girl in Red, Kim Gordon), the album is filled with revealing and autobiographical songs that crackle with pain, resentment, longing, anger, and ennui. Along with Isbell and Spencer, the album also features guest vocals from Maren Morris.
The New York Times called the album “electrifying,” while Rolling Stone’s “For Your Consideration” issue declares Amanda should be awarded winner of the Best Americana GRAMMY album saying, “The academy would be wise to acknowledge one of the genre’s sharpest songwriters releasing their most broadly accessible collection to date.” In a recent profile, the LA Times concurred stating, “it’s the most deftly uninhibited and grandly cinematic entry in her catalog…A game-changer even for an artist who’s been onstage for a quarter-century, who may finally receive Grammy recognition for work released under her own name.” Highlights on the new album include “Hawk For The Dove”,“Empty Cups” the title track “Take It Like A Man” and the seductive “Bad Behavior.”
AMANDA SHIRES FALL U.S. TOUR
Shires continues her extensive fall tour through October and November including a stop in NYC at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 26th. All tickets can be purchased at https://amandashiresmusic.com/. See below for itinerary.
Since getting her start playing fiddle with the legendary Texas Playboys at the young age of 15, Amanda has brought her boundless originality to her solo albums, collaborated with the likes of John Prine and Justin Townes Earle and earned the 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year prize from the Americana Music Association (AMA). Amanda is a member of Jason Isbell’s 400 Unitand founded The Highwomen - a supergroup she also performs in alongside Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Brandi Carlile. A fierce activist, Amanda has been eloquently outspoken regarding the importance of women’s reproductive rights.
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