Davina and The Vagabonds Share Playful Animated Video for “Devil Horns”
Davina and the Vagabonds will release their Red House Records debut on August 2. Sugar Drops marks the first time that dynamic singer/songwriter/pianist Davina Sowers recorded an album in a formal studio setting. Producer Garry West joined her at Compass Sounds, along with her trumpeter, string arranger and husband, Zack Lozier, as well as a roster of stellar players, including Todd Phillips (David Grisman, Robbie Fulks) on bass, Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, John Hiatt, Tom Jones) on guitar and Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa) on Hammond B3. The results evoke comparisons to New Orleans barrelhouse blues and Memphis soul with elements of rock, jazz and gospel.
Today we debut the animated video for “Devil Horns from the forthcoming record, which is now available for pre-order. Animator Gordon Howie reflects, “Davina communicates her emotions so clearly through lyrics and music in a way that is very inspiring to me. DATV songs always paint a really vivid picture when I listen, and I’ve always thought they’d work well animated. When I heard that the new album was in the works, I chanced my luck and contacted to ask if they’d be interested in an animated music video. ‘Devil Horns’ was the perfect song to work with, as it has a great rhythm, vibrant energy and fun lyrics. We drew inspiration from mid-century animations for the overall style and I enlisted the help of Glasgow based character artist, Ioana Tibuleac, to help bring the devil and the heroine designs to life. This was such a fun project to create and I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this exciting collaboration.”
Sowers adds, “I had so much fun writing and arranging this song. What an absolute gift to have the opportunity to bring this cheeky story to life, through Gordon’s animation. We all have had the Devil drop in unannounced, right? FYI – I got my horns back. They are safely tucked under my bed, in a locked box, only to bring them out when deemed absolutely necessary.”
Davina and the Vagabonds are currently on the road and will support the album with a steady slate of gigs well into 2020.