G. Love enlists his homebound fans for a new music video for his song “Shake Your Hair.” In typical G. Love fashion, the track is a funky jam with a hooky chorus and rapid-fire lyrical delivery.
“‘Shake Your Hair’ is a song sharing the flavor of R.E.M.’s ‘It’s the End of the World’ and Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire,” says the Philadelphia songwriter. “The lyrics are a huge list of where-we-are-at pop culture references with the sentiment that our ‘American Empire’ could be all done.”
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The video was the idea of fellow Philadelphia native Steve Condon, who has steered inventive music videos for Old Dominion (“No Such Thing As a Broken Heart”) and Shawn Lacy. Director Steve hit me up shortly after all our tours were cancelled due to COVID-19 and said let’s do something remote,” G. Love says. “Despite all the negatives, this has been a wonderful time for connections.”
G. Love, real name Garrett Dutton, wrote “Shake Your Hair” with Keb’ Mo’ and Gary Nicholson, a track off his latest album The Juice, released in January and co-produced by Keb’ Mo’. Last fall, he premiered the album track “Go Crazy,” another collaboration with the bluesman.
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