British guitar sensation Sophie Lloyd has shared a music video for her latest single “Let It Hurt (Featuring Chris Robertson)”. As well as writing the emotional lyrics for the song, the Black Stone Cherry frontman Chris Robertson contributes some wailing, bluesy licks to complement Sophie‘s own rip-roaring solo.
Released in November last year, Sophie‘s first full-length album “Imposter Syndrome” sees the guitar virtuoso teaming up with some of rock’s biggest names and her own personal heroes to create a stunning collection of work spanning a variety of genres from the rock and metal world.
“‘Let It Hurt’ is one of my favorite songs on the album,” declared Sophie. “I had the main riff for this song written a couple of years before the album just saved on my computer somewhere. Then when we started writing I was looking through my old archives and re-discovered this and we (Chris Painter and myself) wrote the rest of the instrumental in one day.
“We knew we wanted a really powerful blues/rock vocalist on this song and Chris Robertson just seemed perfect,” she added. “He has one of the most incredible voices and sings with so much soul and feeling, I’m so honored to have him transform this song into something amazing.”
Chris said: “When Sophie reached out about a collaboration, I was admittedly nervous. I had never written a song with someone I had never met in person before. What came to be was a track that I think we can all be proud of, a passionate, intense guitar-filled anthem about moving forward in times of darkness. I couldn’t be more proud to be invited to be a part of Sophie‘s journey.”
Filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, the video also includes a guest appearance from fellow Kiesel artist Cole Rolland, who takes up bass duties in the video.
“The video tells a story of connections you have with people around you and how the experiences you share have such an impact.” continued Sophie. “It follows the story of a girl and her father driving and fixing up this car, making great, happy memories together. Then as the years go on and the girl gets older the father has passed on and is no longer with them, but she can still feel that connection and is reminiscing about all the good times they had together. I hope people can watch this video and get a sense of comfort that if they have ever lost someone, know they are always with them.”
“Let It Hurt” follows blazing singles and guest collaborations like “Judge And Jury” (featuring Theory of A Deadman‘s Tyler Connolly), “Fall Of Man“ (featuring Trivium‘s Matt Heafy), “Do Or Die” (featuring Nathan James), “Lost” (featuring Cole Rolland), “Runaway” (featuring Steel Panther‘s Michael Starr), “Hanging On” (featuring Lauren Babic)” and “Imposter Syndrome” (featuring Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale).