Dan Auerbach, eight-time Grammy-winning singer songwriter and frontman of The Black Keys revealed yesterday his brand new music video for his catchy single “Stand By My Girl” via Stereogum.
The four minute video is directed by Allister Ann and tells the story of a femme fatale and the men who love her. Ellia Sophia and J.D. Wilkes play as husband and wife who seem to be leading a normal life in a picturesque home. That is, until a newspaper article gives the husband cause to believe that there may be something off with his wife. Afterwards, every action done by the wife is suspicious. Gorgeous shots fill the screen including close ups of cut strawberries, hedge clippers, rat poison, and a hairless cat.
In a press statement, Ann shared some insight on the process; “Sometimes you just get lucky. A song, an artist and a vision come together and seem to align perfectly, and when that happens, it’s pure magic,” Ann says. “Dan said this was mine to run with, and receiving that trust and confidence from someone I have respected and admired for years was exciting. Dan’s lyrics told the story, and I was challenged to do my very best to bring them visually to life.”
“Stand By My Girl” is a track off Auerbach’s latest solo album, Waiting On A Song which he released earlier this summer via Easy Eye Sound. According to NPR, it is “a batch of sparkling pop songs that’s sweet, breezy, and primed for summer.” The new album is a follow up to Auerbach’s 2009 hit Keep It Hid, his love letter to Nashville. To add some love to his new venture, Auerbach recruited some of Nashville’s favorite players including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Russ Pahl, Pat McLaughlin as well as Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys.
These artists are considered musical heroes to Auerbach who had this to say about working with them: “Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn’t have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived.”
Dan Auerbach- Waiting On A Song Track List
1. Waiting On A Song
2. Malibu Man
3. Livin’ In Sin
4. Shine On Me
5. King Of A One Horse Town
6. Never In My Wildest Dreams
8. Stand By My Girl
10. Show Me
Watch “Stand By My Girl” below and stay tuned for a cameo from Auerbach himself.
This fall, Auerbach will share the stage with John Prine, who he had wrote the title track off Waiting On a Song for. Those shows will be held in Charleston, Charlotte, Washington D.C., and Richmond during the months of September and November. Also in October, Auerbach will be playing at the Growlers Six Festival in San Pedro, California. Check out these performances dates below and you can purchase tickets for these shows here.
Dan Auerbach Tour Dates w/ John Prine
September 15 /// North Charleston SC /// North Charleston Performing Arts Center
September 16 /// Charlotte NC /// Belk Theatre
October 28 /// San Pedro CA /// The Growlers Six Festival
November 10 /// Washington DC /// DAR Constitution Hall
November 11 /// Richmond VA /// Altria Theater
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat