Got the 'West Village Blues'?
By Shannon Liao
From Left: Ben Gallina, Brian Whitted, Ed RosenBerg III, Amy Lynn, Alex Hamlin, Jeff Hermanson, Michael Vincent Ross
Amy Lynn's sexy vocals are in that tradition of divas with lungs of steel; think: Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, and Aretha Franklin. And with her full band, Amy Lynn & The Gunshow, they mix infectious horn licks, guitar riffs, and powerful vocals for a luxurious listen that's a cocktail of funk, soul, and rock.
We got an exclusive preview of the group's latest music video, “West Village Blues,” which is dedicated to an ex she used to see. As Lynn declares in the song: “You ruined that neighborhood for me,” then proceeds to humorously name-drop various favorite haunts and streets of the past, while actors lip-synch and mime displeasure.
"We wanted it to be about every aspect of love: hellos, goodbyes, frustration, giddiness, arguments, being apart, breaking up, love at first sight," Lynn explains to Out. "A dear friend of mine, Joe Kinosian, wrote the song for me. He just so happened to be in a relationship at the time and was living in the West Village, hence the title. We really wanted to film in the West Village because I love it and New York, so much. I definitely think the song rings true to any neighborhood you might have been living in while in a relationship with someone. You'll always associate that place with that relationship."
Amy Lynn & The Gunshow’s album, Don’t Trip on the Glitter, was released last month.
EXCLUSIVE: Watch the video for "West Village Blues" below: