Video: H.C. McEntire – “Baby’s Got the Blues”
Directed by Jared Hogan. From Lionheart, out now on Merge.
I would imagine that H.C. McEntire gets tired of comparisons to Lucinda Williams. But whatever. If you dig Williams’ literary sensuality and soulful vocals, you’re probably going to appreciate McEntire.
Give me a dog in a fight
Call it off or call it God
Call it anything you like
Do you see it in my eyes?
Director Jared Hogan said, “In talking with Heather, we knew that we wanted this video to touch on universal wounds of depression and suffering, but established in a more poetic narrative. We also knew we wanted family and community to play an integral role. All of the subjects in the video are connected to Heather’s life in one way or another, and that was very important to us. The song strikes this beautiful balance between darkness and hope, and we wanted the video to do the same.”
In times of darkness, there’s nothing we need more than some hope.