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AUBRIE SELLERS TAPS SAM SISKE FOR “SIT HERE & CRY” CLIP

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  • 12·5·2016
    AUBRIE SELLERS TAPS SAM SISKE FOR “SIT HERE & CRY” CLIP

    Since arriving with New City Blues, already topping several critics’ Best of 2016 lists, Aubrie Sellers has been determined to push the envelope and blaze new trails with the aggressive grainy sound she deemed “Garage Country.” Whether tapping then relatively unknown photographer Allister Ann (the Civil Wars) or driving her own Yukon, the songwriter/guitarist set out to find her own way. For the deliciously eye-rolling “Sit Here & Cry”– at country radio now – Sellers sought to fresh eyes to help her realize her high contrast black and white, girl power beyond break-up song by enlisting creative upstart and film industry wunderkind Sam Siske of Inkwell Films. Taking a page from Marlon Brando’ s “The Wild Ones,” Sellers throws her arms around a girl gang with a wild eye for big fun in the face of heartbreak. Using a very stylized way of filming in almost noir black and white, the pair harness Sellers’ irony for a motocross romp, a party at the house, arm wrestling, dart throwing – and a big surprise for the long gone guy. Never cute, always in the moment, “Sit Here & Cry” is the kind of girl power clip that owns its power. “Girls either have to be pissed, destroyed or it’ s a cute little joke,” Sellers says of the underlying goals for her current single and upcoming video. “I wanted something to show that the world didn’ t end, and just cause some guy walked out, well, maybe that’ s a great reason to get your friends and go have some fun! Life’ s too short to devastate... It just is.”CMT: Country Music Television agrees. The network that spans mainstream and Americana stepped up to give “Sit Here & Cry” the kind of world premiere it deserves. With trailers running all week on the network, people can see the “Dolce Vita” goes Tennessee clip on “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” on Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 26. Heralded by Garden & Gun for its “brash bold sound that’ s made her one of Nashville’ s most electric acts,” Sellers has sought to blend the raw immediacy of garage rock into the classic song structure of country. It is that same razor-edged line between punk’ s combustibility and Johnny Cash’ s frenetic pulse that informs this clip. “The idea of garage country is pulling new things together, making something that is really fresh – and unlike anything else without losing the roots that make it special,” explains the young woman with the kohl eyes. “It’ s what I wanted for the video, too, and Sam got it. Now with CMT giving us this World Premiere, I feel there’ s a path into the larger kind of country where my music fits... CMT sees what we’ re trying to do, and that’ s awesome.”The Houston Post proclaims, “...channels a young Dolly Parton one moment, and a fiery Shania Twain the next,” while Spin wrote, “‘ Sit Here & Cry’ is a fuzzed out garage rock tune that positions Sellers as country’ s new tough girl.” Certainly the Siske-directed clip and CMT’ s support reflect the brash world of anyone who refuses to cry ‘ cause their other’ s gone.

    New City Blues is again available through Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville and the woman Lone Star Music calls “a new kind of country queen: tough, strong, smart” keeps doing what she does best: singing songs she means and playing for all its worth.”

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on December 5, 2016 - 6:40pm

Since arriving with New City Blues, already topping several critics’ Best of 2016 lists, Aubrie Sellers has been determined to push the envelope and blaze new trails with the aggressive grainy sound she deemed “Garage Country.” Whether tapping then relatively unknown photographer Allister Ann (the Civil Wars) or driving her own Yukon, the songwriter/guitarist set out to find her own way. For the deliciously eye-rolling “Sit Here & Cry”– at country radio now – Sellers sought to fresh eyes to help her realize her high contrast black and white, girl power beyond break-up song by enlisting creative upstart and film industry wunderkind Sam Siske of Inkwell Films. Taking a page from Marlon Brando’ s “The Wild Ones,” Sellers throws her arms around a girl gang with a wild eye for big fun in the face of heartbreak. Using a very stylized way of filming in almost noir black and white, the pair harness Sellers’ irony for a motocross romp, a party at the house, arm wrestling, dart throwing – and a big surprise for the long gone guy. Never cute, always in the moment, “Sit Here & Cry” is the kind of girl power clip that owns its power. “Girls either have to be pissed, destroyed or it’ s a cute little joke,” Sellers says of the underlying goals for her current single and upcoming video. “I wanted something to show that the world didn’ t end, and just cause some guy walked out, well, maybe that’ s a great reason to get your friends and go have some fun! Life’ s too short to devastate... It just is.”CMT: Country Music Television agrees. The network that spans mainstream and Americana stepped up to give “Sit Here & Cry” the kind of world premiere it deserves. With trailers running all week on the network, people can see the “Dolce Vita” goes Tennessee clip on “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” on Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 26. Heralded by Garden & Gun for its “brash bold sound that’ s made her one of Nashville’ s most electric acts,” Sellers has sought to blend the raw immediacy of garage rock into the classic song structure of country. It is that same razor-edged line between punk’ s combustibility and Johnny Cash’ s frenetic pulse that informs this clip. “The idea of garage country is pulling new things together, making something that is really fresh – and unlike anything else without losing the roots that make it special,” explains the young woman with the kohl eyes. “It’ s what I wanted for the video, too, and Sam got it. Now with CMT giving us this World Premiere, I feel there’ s a path into the larger kind of country where my music fits... CMT sees what we’ re trying to do, and that’ s awesome.”The Houston Post proclaims, “...channels a young Dolly Parton one moment, and a fiery Shania Twain the next,” while Spin wrote, “‘ Sit Here & Cry’ is a fuzzed out garage rock tune that positions Sellers as country’ s new tough girl.” Certainly the Siske-directed clip and CMT’ s support reflect the brash world of anyone who refuses to cry ‘ cause their other’ s gone.

New City Blues is again available through Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville and the woman Lone Star Music calls “a new kind of country queen: tough, strong, smart” keeps doing what she does best: singing songs she means and playing for all its worth.”

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