The sun-drenched video, according to director Philip Andelman, was quite the experience to shoot. With a skeleton crew and gear, the team hit East Texas to capture the five-minute-long clip. “We didn’t have much gear, just a camera, some incandescent bulbs, a tripod and ratchet straps”, he said in a statement. “We fell into a family of friends in Marfa who took us over the finish line, rustling up wardrobes and cars, a neighbour with a home to shoot in, an ex-boyfriend with a drone. Calling this a labor of love would be an understatement; it was the ride of a lifetime.”
The four-track EP itself features Khruangbin’s Mark Speer on guitar, Laura Lee on bass, and DJ Johnson on drums, with Leon Bridges on vocal and songwriting duties. Lee told Texas Monthly how the album’s title track came about. “So in that first session whenever there were any spaces or gaps between recording and we were just sort of sitting there, Leon would almost always pick up a guitar and strum and sing”, she said. “And so our recording engineer set up a room mic so that we captured Leon singing the things that he was singing, and one of them was Texas Sun.”
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