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Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen Team Up for New Song and Video - “Burnin’ Up”

Sonny Smith's Rod For Your Love Due Out March 2 via Easy Eye Sound

Jan 04, 2018 Angel Olsen
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Sonny Smith (of Sonny and the Sunsets and other projects) is releasing a new solo album, Rod For Your Love, on March 2 via Easy Eye Sound. Now he has shared another song from it, “Burnin’ Up,” via its video. The song features the guest vocals of Angel Olsen, who also appears in the video. Ryan Daniel Browne directed the clip, which features Smith and Olsen separately driving in cars. Watch it below.

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys produced Rod For Your Love (Easy Eye Sound is Auerbach’s own label).

Olsen had this to say about the song and video in a press release: “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.”

In 2016 Olsen released a fantastic new album, MY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. While she hasn’t announced its follow-up album yet, last fall (via Jagjaguwar) she released Phases, a new collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos, including some previously unreleased tracks. It was our Album of the Week.

Read our 2016 interview with Olsen.

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