Harry Harris – Memphis (Video Premiere)
Watch the video for Memphis from Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Harry Harris
Edinburgh-based Welsh singer-songwriter Harry Harris is set to release the follow-up to 2015’s Songs About Other People. His latest album, I Feel Drunk All the Time, comes just two years after his Andre the Giant EP.
Moving away from the Americana-influenced storytelling that can be heard across previous releases, I Feel Drunk All the Time sees Harris taking on grief head first following the death of his best friend. It features a slew of talented musicians with The Honey Farm’s Robin Brill on drums, Al Shields on bass, Man of Minch’s Pedro Cameron on violin, Rosie Bans on keys, Angus Munro on saxophone and Martha Ffion on backing vocals.
The Skinny are delighted to be premiering the music video for Memphis, the latest single to be taken from the album, which you can watch in the above YouTube player (click here if it’s not displaying correctly). "I wrote Memphis as a sort of hymn," Harris tells us of the single. "It's not really about the city itself, it's more about trying to grapple with faith and trying to make sense of a confusing, confronting situation, but musically I wanted it to sound quite exultant and lush and grand, to make it something you could sing along to and feel very lifted by.
"I think Angus Munro's saxophone solo really does that, by the way, so huge credit to him for really smashing that part. Also it's a song about other songs – specifically Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn (and Cher, obviously) and Graceland by Paul Simon, which are both quite important songs in my life.
"Everything is black and white in the video as a little nod to the Marc Cohn video, incidentally, and Mhairi [MacDonald] at Every Sole Productions did an ace job hunting for footage that spoke to the imagery of the song."
I Feel Drunk All the Time is released on 21 Jun and you can pre-order it via Bandcamp here; Harry Harris plays Southern Exposure, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 21 Jun; St James Church, Glasgow, 28 Jun; Leith Depot, Edinburgh, 19 Jul