Lynne calls up new video
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
– Shelby Lynne's new video, Call Me Up,
premieres today on HuffingtonPost.com.
Director Jason Harter captured the song being performed live during the sessions for Lynne's forthcoming EP, "Thanks."
Lynne brought Maxine Waters, a longtime friend, and her new pal, Stella, a 1920's acoustic guitar she recently picked up in Tucson, to the EVERSO studio, where producer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Peeler rounded up Michael Jerome and Ed Maxwell to play on the EP.
EVERSO Records, the independent label Lynne founded in 2010, has moved the digital release of "Thanks" from November to Dec. 10, which is also the physical release date. The EP features five brand new songs written and produced by Lynne.
"As a musician, these songs are a way to express my love and gratitude to the universe and to all of the music appreciating souls out there for the friendship and fellowship that music brings us...all in the name of love and sharing," she said.
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Shelby Lynne has always been ahead of her time. The cover for this eponymous album, her 13th solo album and first since 2015's "I Can't Imagine," appears to be another example of her prescience. Though it had to be put together long before the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, it shows her wearing a facial mask and a look of fear. Coincidence, no doubt, but an eerie one.
Don't worry though, this is not a collection of songs about social distancing and searching for Charmin. ...
Shelby Lynne really needs to figure out who she is if she ever wants to be something more than the answer to the trivia question "What artist won a Grammy for best new artist after releasing 6 albums over 12 years?" Is she a country singer? Blues? Is she Dusty Springfield reincarnated? Why can't she find a style and stick with it?"
That's what they say anyway, but maybe they're wrong. Maybe Shelby figured out a long time ago who she was and how she wanted to sing. ...
The ironies surrounding Shelby Lynne's sixth album, 1999's "I Am Shelby
Lynne," were as thick as mutant kudzu at the time. After a quintet of
albums that garnered Lynne a ton of peer respect and negligible sales, the
singer/songwriter extricated herself from a Nashville star machine that
seemed determined to sculpt her talent in its witless image.
Lynne moved to California, reinvented herself as herself, enlisted the talents of producer Bill Bottrell ...