Bria Share Video for New Walker Brothers Cover
The duo's rendition of "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" follows covers of Karen Dalton and Waylon Jennings
Published Sep 22, 2021Bria — Bria Salmena and Duncan Hay, of FRIGS and Orville Peck's backing band fame — have shared a video for their new cover of the Walker Brothers' "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," off their upcoming debut EP Cuntry Covers Vol. 1.
About the cover, Salmena said:
Deciding to record "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" happened on a kind of whim. Duncan and I are both big Scott Walker fans and knew we wanted to cover something from his catalogue. "Sun..." was the first one of his we tried. Drawn to the melancholic nuances of the Walker Brothers' vocal delivery, I really wanted to see if I could try and emulate that from my own experiences. The root of this cover for us is the drum machine pattern. Once we stumbled upon that, the guts of it came together surprisingly quick and we ran with it.
The dreamy Andre Matthews-directed video finds Salmena, Hay and friends wandering a dilapidated farm.
"We were all struck by the dilapidated beauty of the property and decided to create a series of tableaus, hoping to capture the spirit of the place and our time there," Matthews said of the shoot. "The decaying, sun-baked farm seemed a good companion to the song." Check out the video below.
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" comes on the heels of the duo's covers of Karen Dalton's "Green Rocky Road" and Waylon Jennings' "Dreaming My Dreams with You."
Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 is out digitally on September 24 and physically on December 10 on Sub Pop.