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Sean McVerry

Sean McVerry plays with consumerism in his new video "Burning Out"

You’d be hard pressed to find a music video that’s as anxiety-driven as Sean McVerry’s recently released “Burning Out,” a narrative short film of sorts that explores what happens when everything goes completely wrong. Shot as a side-by-side comparison over the course of a day, “Burning” shows several key moments, contrasting positive outcomes with negative ones, with the latter sequence of events coalescing with McVerry driving away in a Hyundai from an angry mob. The final moments frame the music video as a tongue-in-cheek commercial for Hyundai itself, a parody of the solutions offered by consumer goods to life’s problems. Against the humor of these video, the track itself is bombastic synth pop jam, complete with percussive electronic beats and '80s influenced textures; these elements all heighten the drama of McVerry’s lyrics and vocal performance, contributing to a final output that is as explosive as it is perfectly weird.

McVerry will perform at Rockwood Music Hall on December 12th. Watch the video for "Burning Out" below. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt), Photo by Jesse McFadden


A Deli Premiere: Sean McVerry's "Natalie" Video

It’s hard to take your eyes off Sean McVerry’s new video for the track “Natalie” (streaming below)—but he can’t take his eyes off you, either. The singer maintains steady, deliberate eye contact with the viewer throughout the entire video. He doesn’t break the fourth wall; it just doesn’t exist. Between constant camera movement, sweeping color overlays, glitch effects, and sets, this video ushers the viewer into a space of alternate reality, all to the tune of McVerry’s unique, soulful voice, and a top notch semi-electronic production vaguely reminiscent of the glorious days of Peter Gabriel's 'So.' Watch the premiere of the video below, and don’t miss his Sofar Sounds performance on September 20th. - Lilly Milman 

Sean McVerry takes his blend of soul and indie-pop to Bowery Electric on 07.27

New York's Sean McVerry, who made our Best of NYC Emerging Artist Poll 2017, is a proverbial musical sponge. A skilled pianist and guitar player, McVerry incorporates elements of electronica, neo-soul and indie-pop to create a sound that's shifting but always recognizable, thanks to his signature, soulful voice. On his 2016 EP, Hourglass Switchboard II, McVerry's detexerous falsetto undulates effortly over drum machines and reverb-drenched, chordal piano work. Check out a live version of "Strangers" below, and don't miss his upcoming live show at Bowery Electric on July 27th.- Ethan Ames



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