Amos Lee Makes a Vinyl Decision in New Video


Music fans in Nashville are anticipating Amos Lee’s upcoming album in a big way. Without even hearing the project, listeners snapped up all the tickets for his Ryman Auditorium show in November. (Fortunately, he’s added a second night.)

The album’s seductive lead single, “The Man Who Wants You,” lays it on thick. Instead of capturing a romantic plot, though, the video cameras cruise through the United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, one of the few remaining vinyl manufacturers in the country — and one of the city’s most historic music buildings. During the era of segregation, touring R&B performers would have to sleep in the apartment upstairs. The rooms are essentially unchanged since then.

Lee doesn’t make an appearance in the new video, but fans can check him out on a national tour this fall, coinciding with the Oct. 8 release of Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song. The Philadelphia musician recorded the project in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce and special guests Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss.

Check out “The Man Who Wants You.”