The singer-songwriter debuts the music video for “Hey Trouble.”
The song: “Hey Trouble” from the recently released album I Like It Down Here.
About the artist: After a few years of recording and touring with Americana supergroup Willie Sugarcapps and writing and recording alongside Tommy Womack for their group project, Daddy, Alabama-born and Nashville-bred singer, songwriter, and producer Will Kimbrough is going solo again with his ninth studio album, I Like It Down Here.
About the album: I Like It Down Here explores Kimbrough’s Southern roots. Born and raised in lower Alabama, he writes songs that capture his comfort with the people, the music, and the culture, but also his mixed feelings about the political and emotional divide in the South.
About the video: “I wrote ‘Hey Trouble’ (with Rich McCulley) to explore the language of the blues and to pay tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Ace videographer and mastering engineer Jim Demain and his partner Price Harrison approached me with the idea of a video that was equal parts Cormac McCarthy's Outer Dark, cowgirl angels, muscle cars, and tarot cards. It's a dark four-minute road movie to Hell with jangly 12 string electric guitar — which is a hell of a lot of fun,” says Kimbrough.
Why we like it: Kimbrough has plenty of musical talent to rope listeners into the sweet spot of the song: the emotionally gritty storytelling of the plainspoken but everyman-poetical lyrics.
For more information on Will Kimbrough, visit his website. Photography: Stacie Huckaba.