Shanee Pink (pronounced Shuh-NEE) is most commonly recognized as one half of neo folk duo Pink & Noseworthy (the other is Mark Noseworthy of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros). With her new solo project, she is best described as a purveyor of dreamy rock that oozes vibe and cool. Today, nestled in her home studio in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon, Shanee announces the release of her new single “Spreading In The Light” and accompanying music video. The song is the title track of her forthcoming EP, co-produced by Shanee and Daniel Wright of Song Preservation Society, and due out March 25th on North Street Records.
Indie Shuffle premiered the single on their homepage, comparing Pink’s soulfulness to the likes of Jenny Lewis and Aimee Mann. Within 24 hours of its premiere, the song received over 3,000 plays on SoundCloud.
PureVolume is now premiering the official music video for “Spreading In The Light,” a gorgeous piece of art shot and directed by Alfredo Lopez (Boardwalk, Vex Ruffin), complete with underwater scenes. Nev Schulman, creator of the documentary Catfish and its follow up TV series on MTV, co-stars in the video alongside Pink. The video also features cameos by fellow Los Angelinos including Spanish musician Lourdes Hernandez known as Russian Red, musicians Bedouin and Trevor Bahnson (Song Preservation Society), art curator Sharon Zoldan, casting director Rachel Williams, actor Roger Kuch, and Spencer Nikosey, creator and designer of Silverlake’s leather goods brand Killspencer.
Several songs on Shanee Pink’s forthcoming EP Spreading In The Light, particularly the title track, were made to recreate the sensation of “being submerged in a womb under water, hearing the thump of life softly but firmly beating.” Appropriately, that very image is conveyed in the official music video.
Shanee Pink says, “When you fall in love with someone, to me it always feels like you fall into a bubble — there’s no one else around. The underwater scenes in the video are a juxtaposition or a metaphor for how I really feel when I fall in love — just floating under water with this warm light on me, unable to hear anything but my own heartbeat.”
Shanee Pink’s sound alternates between folk and electronic pop, with a clear foray into classic rock as well. She curates a monthly music night in her home known as The Laurel Canyon Music Revival, where she and fellow artists are redefining the sound of their pulsating environment. Her forthcoming EP, Spreading In The Light, features an array of talented musicians including the members of Song Preservation Society, as well as Mark Noseworthy and Jason Pipkin (Poolside). All tracks were mixed by Mike Edge (Boardwalk) and Shanee’s brother, producer Ran Pink.