Pop/rock singer-songwiter Xuan (pronounced ‘swan’) will be releasing her debut album, Have Some Fun, on November 16th via Palo Santo Records.
Xuan was raised in the suburbs of Dallas, but she wanted to experience the world and ended up moving to Vietnam (She hosted a TV show there!). Eventually she began to travel even more, visiting Southeast Asia, Australia, and settling in Ireland.
Inspired to compose material by her songwriter boyfriend at the time, Xuan tried to make a go of it. Things began to take off for her on her return to Dallas where she began to perform at open mic nights. She met singer-songwriter and producer Salim Nourallah (Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Damnwells) during one of these events and he helped Xuan in the creation of Have Some Fun.
The Record Stache is pleased to host the video premiere of “Sheila”, a track off the upcoming album. “Sheila”, an ode to a reliable friendship (“It doesn’t matter if it’s dark / because you’ve got the light.”), is a relaxed, poppy number, grooving with percolating percussion and short, bright guitar lines. The syncopated beat gives it a lo-fi retro-‘80s vibe, while Xuan’s sweet and light vocals float over and nestle into the upbeat rhythms.
The storytelling video features Xuan driving around and picking up her cheerful and smiling friends. Somewhere along the route, they all change attitude, suddenly appearing clad in black and looking mean. They’re ready for a rumble and as they step out of the caddy, they go to a designated spot and confront an opposing team – I mean, gang and – Well, take a look for yourself. If only all fights could be like this… (The ideal would be no fighting whatsoever!)
Written by: Jen Dan