A Houston native who called Austin home for a decade, singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson moved to New York after her 2009 debut “Take to the Sky” and last month released her fourth album, “Old Fashioned Gal.” She returns this week for a marquee concert Saturday at ACL Live, plus a sneak-peek free in-store on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records.
In our review of “Old Fashioned Gal” in last week’s Austin360 On The Record roundup, we noted that the album “features 11 new original songs written with (true to the title) old-fashioned flair.” One of the best is “Sparkle and Shine,” and the video Edmonson made for it perfectly accompanies and enhances the music. We give “Sparkle and Shine” its video premiere today on Austin360:
Envisioned by Edmonson and choreographer Derek Roland, the video begins in black and white but soon shifts to color as Edmonson playfully strolls and dances through cityscapes in Manhattan. Directors Ethan Segal and Jason Jones worked with cinematographer Matt Clements on the three-and-a-half-minute clip.“Living in New York City now, I’m constantly inspired by the amazing places and structures around me — places that I knew before ever visiting the city from watching classic movies like ‘On the Town’ or ‘Top Hat,'” Edmonson said when asked about her inspiration for the video. “I often feel as though I am walking around in a musical, and it’s all I can do not to break into a dance in the middle of Bryant Park, for example.”
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