Love. It’s a many splendored thing. It’s patient. It’s kind. It’s complicated. It endures. Nashville-by-way-of-New England’s Melanie Bresnan is a woman of many talents, and today, she unveils the new video for “Love You More,” a song from her album Well Wishes, out September 7th. Her brand of indie Celtic-ana pairs beautifully with her tender vocal style to create a soothing balm for the soul.
Here, she pays tribute to an enduring love; “‘Love You More’ was inspired by an older couple at a seisiún I used to play at in Boston,” she explains. “They were well into their 80s and he still called her his girlfriend (and she was intensely jealous of any woman who dared speak to her man – even if you were just taking his drink order). Even though his mobility was waning, she’d make sure he got into the pub and to his seat at the head of the table every week to recite Yeats or a Gaelic verse or play the whistle. I’m not the kind of person to take much inspiration from Bible verses, but those guys were the living embodiment of 1 Corinthians,” she adds. “The song just spilled out from there.”
The video features Bresnan making visual art and was directed by Austin Hueslbeck. You can catch her live at her album release show at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 on September 3rd, and at her Nashville release celebration at The Basement on September 8th.
Without further ado, East of 8th proudly presents “Love You More,” the new video from Melanie Bresnan: