10.04.2019 news, video

Lee Ann Womack Reinvents Tinseltown Romance For “Hollywood” Music Video

Today, Lee Ann Womack releases her latest video for “Hollywood” exclusively via Refinery29. Featuring custom-made dolls and intricate stop-motion animation, the video reinvents a story of Tinseltown heartache, set to this moody and mournful tune of faded love.

 

Director Chris Ullens (Rex Orange County, Fergie) paired footage of iconic California landmarks like the Hollywood sign, and wind farms at Golden Hour with the video’s custom-made dolls through hours of filming and editing.

 

The video follows a relationship riddled with doubt and uncertainty. Mainly set in a desert motel, it’s a shattered portrait of a couple staying together out of habit, but isolated in forlorn self-reflection. With no spark or attraction, they want their relationship unravel on the silver screen.

 

Lee Ann teased the video on her socials this week with a series of “Hollywood” movie posters featuring quotes from her friends Reba McEntire, Buddy Miller and Willie Nelson.

 

“Hollywood” is the second single from Womack’s ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’, which earned two 2019 GRAMMY nominations for Best Americana Album and Best Americana Roots Song for the album’s lead single “All the Trouble.” These were her eleventh and twelfth of Womack’s storied career, and her first as a songwriter. The album is a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues, earning praise from NPR, The New York Times, Garden & Gun, Vice Noisey, Stereogum, Rolling Stone and the Wall Street Journal, who called it “remarkably strong, an album that’s bound to last.”

 

The “Hollywood” video will available to share on Saturday, April 20th at 9am EST.

 

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