Home / News / Music Video / Shannon Lay Shares Music Video for New Single – “Coast”
Photo: Abby Banks

Shannon Lay Shares Music Video for New Single – “Coast”

Shannon Lay recently announced her new LP, Living Water which will be the inaugural release on Kevin Morby’s new Mare Records imprint (you can pre-order it now). Mare will operate as an imprint of the Woodsist label, which also released Morby’s first two solo albums. Today Shannon shares “Coast,” the second single / video from the album. ICYMI, listen to the first single, “The Moons Detriment.” Shannon Lay is currently opening up for Morby on his Fall North American tour (see full dates below).

Kevin Morby recently spoke about Shannon and how excited he is to be a part of her upcoming record, saying: “The first time I saw Shannon my heart was broken into a million pieces. I had known her from her wonderful punk band FEELS as the lead guitarist who shouted back up, but I wasn’t sure what to expect from her performing solo. But there she was – at a small bar in Los Angeles to maybe 15 people watching while she sat in a chair with an electric guitar on her knee, orange hair covering her face and a picture of Bart Simpson projected behind her. She began her set and my heart stopped the moment her voice leaped into the air – and I did what I do in those rare situations – I recorded it. I pulled out my phone, opened up the voice memos and recorded her whole set (the last time I had done this was three years earlier while watching Kris Kristofferson and Harry Dean Stanton do duets set at Cinefamily). After her performance I was in complete awe and wasn’t sure how to approach her to convey how much I loved it. Suddenly Shannon, an acquaintance from around town, had exposed her super power and I felt instantly star struck in her presence. “I recorded your set so I could listen to it again” I told her, and then to my surprise I found myself saying “let me put out your record” and after convincing Jeremy at Woodsist to do a collaborative release with me, here it is.

Living Water is an instant classic. Recorded by Emmet Kelly (Cairo Gang, Bonnie Prince Billy, Ty Segall) in his Los Angeles home studio, this is an album where you can hear the room reacting to the music taking shape around it. Shannon has a voice that transcends time and space. You can’t tell if she’s old or new, if she’s sitting next to you, on a mountain top, or down in some canyon. Already her second LP to be released in 2017, Shannon is a prolific songwriter, one who lives and breaths melody and with guitar skills to boot. Despite it’s 14 tracks, Living Water comes in well under 40 minutes, but like Pink Moon or Just Another Diamond Day before it, this is music so potent it exists outside the realms of time – but in a world specific only to itself and the new feelings it creates.” 

Shannon Lay’s new LP Living Water will be released on September 22nd, and is available for pre-order both on vinyl and on iTunes

Living Water album art:

Living Water track listing:

  1. Home
  2. Living Water
  3. Orange Tree
  4. Caterpillar
  5. Always Room
  6. Dog Fiddle
  7. The Search For Gold
  8. The Moons Detriment
  9. Recording 15
  10. Give it up
  11. Asa
  12. Come Together
  13. Coast
  14. Sis​

Shannon Lay upcoming tour dates:

09-06 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
09-08 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *
09-07 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
09-13 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway *
09-15 Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada *
09-16 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
09-18 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf *
09-19 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
09-21 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *
09-22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium *
09-23 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *

  • = w/ Kevin Morby

About John Hutchings

Check Also

Through Fire Announce 2017 Breakout Tour

After touring coast to coast as support for bands such as Seether, Black Stone Cherry and All That …

%d bloggers like this: