Rising Los Angeles-based heavy-folk rocker Lucy Arnell burst onto the scene with her 2015 debut LP The Whole Sky Turned Red With The Rainbow, produced by Jason Abraham Roberts (Norah Jones) and featuring work from some heavy hitters like Phish‘s Jon Fishman.
Today, Lucy Arnell and Live For Live Music are excited to premiere a brand new music video for the Whole Sky Turned Red With Rainbow‘s “Sans-Souci,” an upbeat instrumental 60’s-esque surf-rock jam. The video, like the song, is a quirky compilation of old and new feelings. According to Lucy, the title comes from a sign that once hung above the entrance to the late Jerry Garcia’s home. “Sans-Souci” means “no worries” in french, and the song evidently emits that sentiment. Butch Norton (Eels, Lucinda Williams) provides the percussive backbone to carry Arnell’s searingly catchy riff.
Check out the new video for Lucy Arnell’s “Sans-Souci” below:
Says Arnell, “Initially, I had some verses written about a flying frog king or something. It was this crazy idea that was just not working, at all. My producer suggested making it an instrumental track, and that was it. It ended up being the best decision and my favorite song on the record. Now, I can’t imagine any word would have ever been the right fit.”
Work is currently underway on a follow-up to The Whole Sky Turned Red With The Rainbow. The as-of- yet unnamed album is scheduled to be released later this year.
[Photo by Brian Harding]