Crowell is "Feeling Good" with new video out today
Friday, June 16, 2023 – Rodney Crowell today released the video for "You're Supposed to be Feeling Good" from his new album, "The Chicago Sessions."
The song is a Crowell original that was first recorded by Emmylou Harris on her 1977 L"uxury Liner" record. While Crowell had long intended to record it himself, the stars didn't align until a new arrangement fell into place with producer and Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy on guitar. The video, which was directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard, features paintings created by Crowell and his two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter Olive.
Crowell said, "I would encourage her to start a piece — to make any kind of design she wanted to with primary colors. When she would finish, I would basically try to get in touch with my own two-and-a-half-year-old self and finish our paintings."
"When Joshua Britt saw those paintings, he looked at them all and said 'It would be great to animate these and make a video.' So, I gave him 20-25 paintings, and they did their magic with it. I showed it to Olive, and at two, she couldn't quite grasp what it was, but I could tell she was intrigued that she had something to do with this music video. And to me, that was worth the entire thing."
Crowell currently is on tour in support of "The Chicago Sessions," which was released in May on New West Records.
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