Video: Alex Nicol “Working on My Tan”

Alex Nicol sings a sleepy ode to ‘Working on My Tan’.   In this new video a presumably retired gentleman is enjoying a life of leisure, or at least trying to.  Endless rounds of golf, tennis and a dip in the lake take up his days.  This reflects the lyrical tale of finding peace by connecting with nature.  The video, directed by Jérémie Boivin, is the first single from Nicol’s newest release ‘Been A Long Year Vol.1 & Vol.2’. Nicol offers insight into the lyrics of the song, the protagonist runs through a list of ways he’s trying to be present and live in the moment, but he’s clearly struggling to find a sense of lasting calm in an overwhelming world. Ultimately, the song finds its antidote for stress overload by connecting with the natural world, but also examines how difficult unplugging from the grind can be.” Volumes One and Two of ‘Been A Long Year’ will be available on all platforms from 1st December 2023.

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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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