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Edan Archer Reveals Video For New Single BAD IMITATION OF SOMETHING GOOD

Edan Archer Reveals Video For New Single BAD IMITATION OF SOMETHING GOOD

Florida-bred Nashville-based alt-country songcrafter Edan Archer revealed the new video for "Bad Imitation Of Something Good," her carefree Tom Petty-esque ode to liberation from others' ideas and assumptions about ourselves. The song shines a bright rock n' roll spotlight on the absurdity of people trying to change each other. "Basically, this car ain't changing directions," explains Archer. "So, you can either stand back or get in."

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The light-hearted video was filmed entirely on an iPhone in Orlando, Florida, and co-stars Archer's real-life younger sister. The pair go on a rebellious adventure in a vintage Dodge van which includes a stop at a tattoo parlor. "I had a temporary tattoo designed with the title of the song and part of my logo, which is a horse skull," Archer explains. "My character is doing her thing and living her best life. She's aware of how she's been branded as a Bad Imitation, and reclaims it by flaunting her tattoo. The other character ends up shirking off her inhibitions and joining the bad girls' club by the end of the video."

Archer plans to release an EP in early 2019; her swampy sensibilities come through loud and clear in her music, her voice is sultry as sweet tea and crackles like the ever-present heat lightning of her Everglades upbringing. All moonshine and honey, she combines rock and country with her roots in Appalachian folk as she gets gritty with guitar magic and casts spells with intimate ballads and finger picking, alternate tunings, and rich effects. Keep Edan Archer on your radar.


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