What happens when a band like The Dead South take a sweet cheerful tune like “You Are My Sunshine” and flip it inside out? The result is the newest release by the finger-snapping foot-stomping quartet. One part nostalgic and two parts dark and desperate, The Dead South put their distinct bluegrass spin on the childhood classic. With haunting harmonies, tell-tale banjo picking, and the eerie intensity of cello, this is “You Are My Sunshine” like you’ve never heard before.
“You Are My Sunshine” is the first single off of upcoming EP, Easy Listening for Jerks, Part I. Watch the stark new video filmed in one continuous shot by Two Brothers Films here.