Americana Highways is hosting this video premiere of Drunken Hearts song “Sunlight,” performed with Big Richard. The song was written and produced by Andrew McConathy; recorded by Alex Johnson in Arvada, Colorado, and Todd Divel at Silo Sound in Denver; and mixed and mastered by Todd Divel. Big Richard was recorded by Kyle Donovan at Cinder Sound Studio in Longmont, CO
“Sunlight” is Andrew McConathy on acoustic guitar and vocals; Alex Johnson on drums and percussion; Adrian Engfer on upright bass and violin; Tyler Adams on piano; and Andy Reiner on violin. And Big Richard: Joy Adams on cello and background vocals; Bonnie Simms, Emma Rose, and Eve Panning on background vocals.
Video animation is by John Grigsby. With gorgeous pine rainforest footage and misty otherworldly natural images, the video supports this song of renewal. Starting with low, foreboding cello tones and McConathy’s raw vibrato, this song builds piece by piece into a glorious celebration.
While it certainly delves into depression and anxiety, “Sunlight” also serves as a reminder to be resilient in the face of adversity, and to never, ever stop pursuing your dreams, even if you can’t get out of bed in the morning. It was an exhilarating experience tracking this song with so many amazing friends and musicians, especially Big Richard! We are all thrilled with how it turned out and John Grigsby (Gregory Alan Isakov) made a fantastic video to accompany the tune that really makes it pop.” —Andrew McConathy
You can find the Drunken Hearts music here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/drunkenhearts/sunlight-feat-big-richard-2