Chris Stamey premiered a new video for the title track off his upcoming album, Lovesick Blues, today (watch it in the player below). Stamey both produced and directed the video that features archival images paired with some fun green screen action.
Lovesick Blues finds Chris Stamey staking out some new songwriting territory, with inspired results. Such vividly forthright new tunes as “Skin,” “London,” “Wintertime” and “I Wrote This Song for You” deliver bittersweet, personal lyrics in inventive acoustic arrangements that employ strings, woodwinds and vocal harmonies to evoke the songs’ emotional landscapes. The resulting album is a landmark for Stamey, balancing his new songs’ unfiltered emotional honesty with the effortless melodic craft that’s always been a hallmark of his work. The album is out February 5th, but is currently available for pre-order HERE at the Yep Roc Store.
Stamey has a few tour dates scheduled around the release of the new record in his home state of North Carolina as well as NYC. See below for details.
2/2 – Schoolkids, Raleigh, NC – In-Store
2/5 – Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC – In-Store
2/8 – ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC – Live Performance w/ Fellow Travelers (record release)
2/16 – Joe’s Pub, New York, NY – Live Performance w/ five-piece chamber pop ensemble