More than a year following the release of her Grammy-nominated LP, Big Day in a Small Town, Brandy Clark unveils the hilariously hopped-up “You’re Drunk,” a reggae-tinged song that was penned with longtime collaborators Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally.
The saucy storyline, which kicks off with a 2 a.m. booze-fueled knock at the door, finds Clark musing in regards to the late night caller “lookin’ for a get-you-over-that-heartbreak-humpty-hump,” and soon after singing the wickedly funny line, “No, I really don’t care if you’re hung… over tomorrow, ’cause right now you’re just drunk… as a skunk.”
“It’s funny, I never took this song seriously if that makes sense,” says Clark. “However, when we went in to cut it, it immediately became a favorite – it just came to life – but, at the time, it just didn’t fit the overall vibe on Big Day. . . I remember thinking even then we’d have to find a way to get it out.”
“You’re Drunk” has quickly become a fan favorite in Clark’s hugely entertaining live shows, which, like her records, alternate from this type of lighthearted romp to deep country. Clark’s live shows of late have benefited from the inclusion of a complete band, including bassist Vanessa McGowan, whose playing adds even more spice to new songs.
Clark, who recently played Nashville’s City Winery with Charlie Worsham, returns to that location Wednesday night, accompanied by a couple of shows this weekend in Wisconsin and an appearance at Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout on Sunday, July 16th. She actually is on tour through the summer and fall, including appearances with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as well as Miranda Lambert.