Mike Doughty Releases 'Sunshine' Video


Mike Doughty has released his new video for "Sunshine". The song is from his new covers album, The Flip Is Another Honey, and features a sample from John Denver's "Sunshine On My Shoulder." Quoth the Toronto Star, "Not content to lend a little indie cred to the relentlessly pastoral John Denver hit, Doughty instead samples a few words from the original and fills out the rest of the song by rapping over top of them. The result? He makes John Denver sound cool."

Says Doughty of the video: "Hey! I done made another musical film, directed by the great Meg Skaff, for the song "Sunshine", in which I speak/rap/spiel between samples of a ghostly, emotional John Denver.

John Denver's estate was surprisingly stoked about this use of his voice--I really thought they'd find it too bizarre. And it's an unusually sincere love song, for me, but, it's still me, so it's still weird.

We shot it in Meg's basement in Bushwick, with the inimitable Andrew "Scrap" Livingston providing comical sidekickery, sign-language interpretation by Nikki Perkins, and myself totally failing to imitate her interpretations of my lyrics.

Additionally, there's reams of reels of discarded film, which Scrap and I destroy, artfully. The film may or may not have been obtained in sketchy circumstances. Please keep that under your hat."

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[Published on: 3/1/13]

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