Today Mini Mansions premiere the new track “Hey Lover,” off the forthcoming album Guy Walks Into A Bar… dropping July 26th, 2019. The single is a duet featuring The Kills/Dead Weather’s Alison Mosshart. The album tells the full (and true!) story of a love affair from start to finish. Mini Mansions is a band based out of L.A. and this will be its 3rd album. The band shares members with other groups like the Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age and Last Shadow Puppets live band.
The video itself was made by Alison Mosshart and Mini Mansions’ singer/songwriter Michael Shuman. In the minimalist video, the two lovers in Mosshart and Shuman talk over the phone singing to one another, exchanging words to one another, tenderly, but it’s not all magical as decisions need to be made to continue or to end it.
Of the track itself, Alison Mosshart says:
“I love doing collaborations with bands I love, getting to dive in and explore another artist’s work. When Mikey sent me “Hey Lover” and asked if I wanted to sing on it, I was stoked. From first listen, I wanted to hear it again and again. What I love about this song is that I’ve had this realistic lyrical conversation many times. We’ve all had this conversation many times. But it’s never sounded so beautiful. Usually, it’s more of a gutter punk song. A lot of screaming and breaking things. Mini Mansions make foul play sound elegant. What a modern/old school music video, you know? My role in this video took approximately an hour (modern), 2 cigarettes and half a bottle of wine (old school). I am quite pleased with the results.”