Mondays are tough, but with the new video from folk-pop trio Fairground Saints, they’re a little bit better. “Can’t Control the Weather,” a track from their self-titled debut Fairground Saints, is a joyful mix of bluegrass twang, country harmonies and pop hooks. The video, much like the song, is infectiously happy, showing the band jamming out in a small studio. For vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Elijah Edwards, it was just a good time overall shooting the music video.
“We got to work with Gus Black, who is just a visionary,” said Edwards. “We got to use Chris Thorn’s space, which is just a great opportunity. There were so many awesome amps In there. It was just a good time.”
The song sounds almost carefree, but lyrically it deals with heavier issues like fighting inner demons and maintaining a positive outlook in the face of fixed circumstances. Vocalist / guitarist Mason Van Valin hopes listeners will key into that while watching the new video.
“It’s the juxtaposition that make this song so interesting,” said Van Valin. “You can spend a whole day diving into the music, and another deeply absorbing the lyrics.”
For this video though, it’s all about good music and good fun.
“At the end of the day our job is really about having as much fun as possible,” said Van Valin. “Looks like they caught it on camera.”
Fairground Saints’ self-titled album is available now on Verve. If you’d like to see their energetic performance live and in-person, check out one of their upcoming tour dates, listed below.
Fairground Saints Tour Dates
23 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
24 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
28 – Annapolis, MD @ Ramshead Live
29 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
30 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 at Berklee
1 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Upstairs
3 – Easton, MD @ Avalon Theatre
5 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6 – Evanston, IL @ The Space
7 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
16 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
17 – Birmingham, AL @ Cask & Drum Fest
28 – Athens, GA @ The Foundry
29 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
31 – Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse