Courting Calamity is the fifth single from the recently 2022 Golden Guitar nominated album, The Art Of Letting Go by award-winning country artist, Andrew Swift. Countrytown has your first look at the accompanying music video for Courting Calamity in this exclusive premiere!
Written with Nick and Tom Wolfe from The Wolfe Brothers, Andrew describes Courting Calamity, “Trouble … You know that moment where you see someone walk into a room and despite knowing they’re trouble and that it’s bound to end badly, you’re still drawn to them? That’s exactly what the Wolfe Brothers and I we’re talking about when we wrote Courting Calamity.”
The music video was directed by Bruce Dawson, produced by Lawrence Lim from Tribal Apes, and features dancers Angela Harding and Alyson King. The aesthetics and imagery corroborate the premise of the track – a classic tale about the threat of temptation and the inner turmoil that goes hand-in-hand when you decide to court calamity.
Andrew has gone from strength to strength since finding his feet in the Australian country music scene as a Toyota Starmaker grand finalist in 2017. With his debut country album, Call Out For The Cavalry debuting at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts, the Matt Fell produced record saw five singles lifted for release, including Runaway Train, Fire & Ice (featuring Catherine Britt) and King of the Sky. The album also netted Andrew two Golden Guitars at the 2019 CMAA Awards – ‘Qantas New Talent of the Year’ and ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’.
His follow up album, The Art Of Letting debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australia Country Album Chart. Its lifted singles: Never Meant To Break Your Heart, Right On Down, Head Full Of Honey and Say The Word featuring Cass Hopetoun all reached in the Top 10 on the National Airplay Chart.
To celebrate The Art Of Letting Go being nominated for ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ at the 50th Golden Guitar Awards, Andrew is giving away a Honey Pot necklace with every sale of the album (CD or vinyl) from his online store while stock lasts.
He shared on social media, “I have to admit, I had a bit of a happy cry when I heard my name read out for ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ and ‘Male Artist of the Year’ at the CMAA Golden Guitar nominations today. 276 days of the last 18 months I’ve spent in either quarantine or lockdown which has meant that I haven’t been able to tour or promote this album the way I would have wanted to, so to get a nod today from an industry that I love and respect means the absolute world to me, especially when I’m named next to so many artists that I look up to and admire. Thank you so much. ”
Watch the video below!
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