Prine releases video
Thursday, August 1, 2019
– The music video for John Prine's song "Lonesome Friends of Science" is premiering today.
The video was illustrated by Barcelona-based graphic designer Tiago Majuelos and produced by Spanish animation production company BLISS.
"Lonesome Friends of Science" comes from Prine's most recent album, "The Tree of Forgiveness," on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb, the album is Prine's first release featuring new material in over 13 years.
Prine currently is off the road because he had to have a stent put in to reduce the risk of stroke.
Prine returns to the road Aug. 23 in Sweden.
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