Local artist IMOGEN CLARK unveils MY OWN WORST ENEMY, the second single from her forthcoming The Making Of Me EP.
Due for release on August 21 (Potts Entertainment/MGM), The Making Of Me EP is available to pre-order NOW.
Written with Alex Lahey, My Own Worst Enemy is an arena-ready up-tempo pop-rock fusion, gritty and raw, showcasing Imogen’s powerful vocal. Lahey, who also lends guitar and synth to the track, is underpinned by music legends Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) on cascading synths and piano, and Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Attractions) on drums, both infusing the song with their own unique rock-flavour.
“I’ve been a fan of Alex Lahey’s since her first singles came out”, says Imogen. “We met in Nashville while I was writing and she was on tour, had some drinks at a dive bar and wrote ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ a few months later in Melbourne. We opened up a vein about shared experiences in past relationships and the song just flowed out. I loved writing with Alex, and I love having her DNA in the guitar and synth on the final recording.”
Filmed remotely around the world to accommodate social distancing, the My Own Worst Enemy music video features cameo appearances from some of Australia’s favourite music personalities; Lindsay McDougall (Frenzal Rhomb), Luke Davison (The Preatures), Henry Wagons, Davey Lane (You Am I), Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas), Clio Renner, Dave Jenkins Jr (Not A Boys Name) and more. Clare Bowen (Nashville television series) and US artist Brandon Robert Young, who co-wrote the EP’s lead single Found Me with Imogen, and Mike Bloom (Jenny Lewis, Julian Casablancas), who produced the EP, also make appearances.