On Friday, August 2nd Courtney McKenna, singer-songwriter and Tour Manager for the Gary Douglas Band, is set to release her second official music video of the year. ‘Afterglow’ features a fully produced and unreleased alt-rock version of the acoustic song that came out last November, stop motion, and costumes made by the artist.
In ‘Afterglow’ Courtney dances around her room like a child playing dress-up as she sings that she is ‘fine, fine, fine’ dismissing any question of her true inner feelings. The video reveals a playful take on unrequited love.
“When I wrote this song I wasn’t fine at all. I was delusional, anxious and confused about what I wanted in a relationship. I was making art to distract myself from my own emotions.” By releasing this video, Courtney hopes to encourage others to use their own creativity as a tool for healing - even if they believe that ‘they are not creative’, themselves.
Courtney is known for her bright presence, transportive songwriting, and melodic hooks. Through her work as a tour manager, she has been on the road with Los Lonely Boys, The Mavericks, Paul Thorne and Donna the Buffalo.
The acoustic version of ‘Afterglow’ is currently available along with other recently released music by Courtney McKenna on all streaming services and for purchase on her Bandcamp page. ‘Afterglow’ is the title track of her 9-song recording collaboration with The 83rd - coming this September 6th, 2019.
Directed by Eric Swiz
Edited by Charnele Crick
Color by Mary Perrino
Song Produced by Luke McGlurg
Costumes by Courtney McKenna
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