In her new video for “Sit Here and Cry,” Aubrie Sellers puts the emphasis on her patented brand of “garage country,” her rowdy update to the country genre.
As the daughter of country purist Lee Ann Womack, Sellers is well-versed in the traditional side of the genre, using her angelic voice to showcase vulnerability and heartbreak with ease. But with the song “Sit Here and Cry,” off her album New City Blues – recently re-released on Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville – she takes that old-school frame and drops in a big-block engine of ballsy, aggressive blues rock, waving a sarcastic middle finger at the rule book.
Sellers’ new video for the track is actually its second clip, shining a mostly black-and-white light on her rebellious spirit. The lyrics may be all about the sorrow and loss of a breakup, but the video depicts an empowered Sellers. Together with her friends, she throws a rager of a party, complete with motorcycle burnouts, bathtub make-out sessions and an ass-kicking performance in an actual garage. Her long-lost lover eventually comes crawling back, of course, but by then Sellers and her pals have already trashed his house and split for the next party.
Sellers will join Miranda Lambert on the road for Lambert’s Highway Vagabond Tour, starting January 26th in Evansville, Indiana, and will also play select shows with the Cadillac Three on the Southern rock trio’s Black Roses Tour.