Aimee Mann Posts Video for "Soon Enough" from "Charmer" (Superego Records) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Aimee Mann Posts Video for "Soon Enough" from "Charmer" (Superego Records)

Aimee Mann Posts Video for 'Soon Enough' from 'Charmer' (Superego Records)
The long awaited new album from Aimee Mann, Charmer, is available now on Superego Records. Influenced by what Mann calls the “super pop” of the 70s and 80s, the album is her first release since 2008’s celebrated @#%&*! Smilers, which the BBC called “undeniably beautiful.” Of Charmer, her eighth studio album, Mann comments, “I’m fascinated by charming people and the whole idea of charm. It's hard to remember sometimes that there is usually an agenda behind the act of being charming, and that is what I'm most interested in. Is someone’s charm being utilized just to try and entertain people, make them feel special and interesting, or is there a more sinister purpose behind it? Sometimes I think ‘charm’ can just be another word for ‘manipulation.’” The album also includes a duet with James Mercer of The Shins on “Living a Lie,” which Mann and Mercer will perform together on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” November 19.

The new video for the track “Soon Enough” is out now—directed by Ben Berman and features appearances by Tim Heidecker (who also co-wrote the song with Mann), Michael Penn and Emily Procter.

Charmer was produced by longtime friend and band member Paul Bryan and recorded with Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt) at Stampede Origin in Los Angeles. Bryan joins Mann on the album, among many other friends and collaborators including J.J. Johnson, Jebin Bruni and Jamie Edwards. Mann wrote all of songs on the album, though two, “Living a Lie” and “Soon Enough,” are collaborations with Paul Bryan and Tim Heidecker, respectively.

Aimee Mann was in town during the storm and had to cancel her show at Bowery Ballroom but below is an audience video from her show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

November 09 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
November 10 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 11 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
November 13 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
November 14 - Chicago, IL - Park West
November 15 - Chicago, IL - Park West
November 16 - Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House
November 17 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

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