The Mynabirds Release New Video for “Golden Age”
“Golden Age,” the new official video from The Mynabirds, can be viewed below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, Be Here Now, out August 25, 2017 via Saddle Creek Records. The video was directed by Jason Lester, who previously worked with the group/Laura Burhenn on the “Shouting At The Dark” video.
Be Here Now, is a collection of 9 songs written and recorded in just 2 weeks in January 2017 following the Inauguration and the Women’s March. Singer Laura Burhenn worked with producer Patrick Damphier in his Nashville studio (which he was being evicted from to make way for luxury condos) to document the news and peoples’ intense emotional responses to it all in real time. No stranger to politics in her songwriting, Laura aimed to speak from the voice of the collective consciousness in a work of “Emotional Journalism,” singing the heartbreak, anger, exhaustion and resolute hope she witnessed during the Muslim travel ban, the final stand at Standing Rock, and every other news story that rattled America in that period. The album vacillates in style and feel to reflect a frayed nation, featuring a Burundian refugee choir on one song, and a cacophony of dissonant saxophones in a new national anthem on another. It is the last recording made in that space.