Wasted On You - Earwig - Official Video featuring Lydia Loveless
Official video for Wasted On You by EARWIG (featuring Lydia Loveless) from the upcoming album PAUSE FOR THE JETS on Anyway/LFM Records.
Directed by Mike Beaumont for Spacejunk Media.
In the quarter-century he’s been fronting Ohio pop-rock combo Earwig, Lizard McGee has employed a wide range of backing musicians. One of his drummers along the way was George Hondroulis, who now keeps the beat for Lydia Loveless, and George’s brother Costa still plays bass for Earwig. Due to those connections and probably several others (because local music scenes are nothing if not incestuous collaborative breeding grounds), breakout roots-rock star Loveless guests on “Wasted On You,” a track from Earwig’s upcoming Pause For The Jets. Today that track gets a video.
Although Pause For The Jets is a “science-fiction rock-opera” that “testifies to the importance of pushing artistic boundaries and not falling victim to musical trends,” this song’s a little more straightforward. It’s a strummy power-pop tune about love falling apart, with McGee and Loveless singing in character as two halves of a broken relationship. McGee has been writing extremely catchy songs for decades, and his expertise really shines through here. It also helps that Loveless has one of those powerhouse voices that elevates everything she touches.
The video, set at popular Columbus haunt the St. James Tavern among other vicinities, follows an ill-fated barroom encounter all the way to a twist ending. -- Stereogum
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