Carson McHone has revealed the video for new single Sad ahead of a UK tour which includes a Manchester gig at The Castle.
Sad is Carson McHone’s first music video. She filmed the video at The White Horse in Austin, Texas, a venue which she frequents and regularly performs.
Speaking about the video, Carson McHone commented, “We are dealing with an abstract concept, the inner struggle with self, so I wanted the backdrop to be obviously staged to illustrate this metaphor. ….we weren’t trying to capture a night at the White Horse. We wanted the honky tonk thing to be a bit of a tease, the video opens with shots that could be out of your typical two stepping scene, but then all the chairs are up and the bar is obviously closed and there are two clowns dancing and moping about. Anyone who knows the bar will recognise it, but it was really just a stage for the theatricals, and a nod to those who know… ”
McHone was an ideal collaborator, adds Artistic Director Steph Carll, “Because of her lack of vanity and respect for performance of all types, we had the freedom to do something playful, theatrical, abstract. Knowing she shies away from conventional trends of genre, we wanted to create a unique and striking visual story–a stand-alone piece of art that both tips a hat and sticks a tongue out to her roots.”
Sad is taken from Carson McHone’s upcoming album Carousel which is due for release on 25 January 2019.
Carson McHone embarks on a UK tour at the end of January in support of Carousel. The ten date tour includes a Manchester gig at The Castle.
When does Carson McHone perform at The Castle, Manchester?
Carson McHone headlines at The Castle, Manchester, on 6 February 2019. The Manchester gig is one of ten UK dates she is performing:
29 January – London, Americanafest
1 February – Guildford, The Keep
2 February – Oxford, Jericho
3 February – Durham, Old Cinema Launderette
4 February – York, Basement
5 February – Hull, Adelphi
6 February – Manchester, The Castle
8 February – Glasgow, Hug and Pint
9 February – Newcastle, Live Theatre
10 February – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Author: Editorial Team
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