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Video Premiere: "Burn For You" by Anna Coogan

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6 June 2017

Anna Coogan; Photo Credit: Amos Perrine

Guitarist Anna Coogan recently released her operatic rock album The Lonely Cry of Space & Time, combining the personal and the political in a musical hybrid of rock, country, and pop. It’s a virtual two-person effort, featuring Willie B (Brian Wilson) on drums and Moog bass and combining Coogan’s three-octave soprano vocals, electric guitar soundscapes, and pointed social commentary into a fierce cohesive piece.

The Big Takeover premieres the video for “Burn For You”, a reflection on how current times will impact the youth of today Coogan explains, “Shortly after I wrote the song, I was jogging and ran past this gaggle of girls — they are coming of age in such a difficult time and the headlines of the day reflect everything they are up against, but they have so much hope and optimism and such big smiles.”

Coogan continues, “The concept for this video, stripping them of their childhood and color, slathering their faces with war paint, and sending them into the unknown, was mostly born right then. When I approached the families with my idea, I was not sure they’d be interested, given I was sending their daughters to war. But they all loved it and got on board right away.”

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