The release of Anderson East’s sophomore album Encore is just around the corner, and to tide fans over, the soulful artist just shared a new track, “Girlfriend,” and an accompanying video.
A brassy ode to coveting another’s lover, “Girlfriend” marries the blue-eyed soul of East’s earlier work with the orchestral “wall of sound”-like arrangements heard in previously released Encore songs “All on My Mind” and “King for a Day.” East wrote the track with Encore producer Dave Cobb, songwriter Aaron Raitiere, and EDM artist/producer Avicii.
The video is a Wes Anderson-esque tale of young love at summer camp starring East as a guitar-toting camp counselor. Without spoiling too much of the storyline, the multi-chapter clip’s sweet romance and playfully choreographed action sequences are plenty bombastic enough to do justice to the horn-heavy track.
Encore is out January 12th. East will kick off his Encore World Tour 2018 on January 11th at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.