Video: Amigo the Devil “The Mechanic”

Here’s the latest video from acclaimed singer-songwriter Amigo the Devil (aka Danny Kiranos).  ‘The Mechanic’ is a hauntingly beautiful song of love and its impact when it unravels.  The end of a relationship, full of hurt, is explored through direct, open-hearted lyrics.  Kiranos explains: “The song is in line with realising your own flaws, but coming from the opposite side to my previous single ‘Cannibal Within’, where you are the one causing a lot of the imbalance.”  ‘The Mechanic’ is brilliantly delivered.  Smooth strings and delicately-picked acoustic guitar flow beneath Kiranos’s warmly melodic voice.

The video, shot and edited by Courtney Gauger, gives an insight into the creative and recording process, with footage from the studio displaying the camaraderie amongst the team.  It’s a privilege to see these intimate scenes and feel part of the process, from scribbling lyrics to finding new ways to create atmospheric percussion.

The single is from the forthcoming album, ‘Yours Until the War is Over’, which we can expect on 23rd February 2024.  This will be Amigo the Devil’s third studio album, and the follow-up to the adventurous ‘Born Again’, released in 2021.  The new album is, again, a collection of songs that explores what it means to be human, to use relationships to help you survive and to bond through trauma.  The album title itself relates to the trauma bond that developed between between Ernest Hemingway and his nurse following his injury in the First World War.  She used to sign off her love letters to Hemingway with, ‘Yours until the war is over,’ and when that proved to be the case – the relationship ended along with the war – the future novelist was left devastated.  It’s another thoughtful, thought-provoking piece of work

About Andrew Frolish 1412 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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