With a new year upon us, it’s time to close the book on 2021. To help you bid farewell to the last 365 days is the debut of Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers’ music video for their cover of “Auld Lang Syne.” Very festive in nature, the video has that warm and fuzzy tone to it, as the quartet each performs their respective parts from the surroundings of their own home.

For those of you who don’t know, “Auld Lang Syne” is a classic English song that is often sung on New Year’s Eve when the clock strikes midnight as a way to say goodbye to the year that just passed. With a rich history that extends back over two centuries, the song has by extension also become customary at funerals, graduations and other occasions when it’s time to bid adieu to something about to have gone by.

Filling us in on the ideas and reasoning behind covering this holiday classic, Clark tells us:

“‘Auld Lang Syne’ is a song we perform every year and it always feels powerful, hopeful and bittersweet. Being in lockdown for the holidays in 2020, we were all missing each other, our families and our friends. We recorded our parts from our homes pulling from those feelings of separation from the ones we love, yet feeling hopeful for a new year and when we would all be together again.”

Over the last 15 years, Clark and her backing band The Lonesome Lovers have become well known for their own unique conglomeration of Americana, folk, and classic rock n’ roll. For sure the festive type, the holidays hold a special place in Clark’s heart. In 2016, she collaborated with Feveyear to release the special holiday single “It’s Christmastime.” When she’s not warming your heart, Clark is serving up songs to relate to, like with her and the band’s latest album Split At The Seams, which came out earlier this year. Conceptually, the record is inspired by Clark becoming a mother and as a result her changing point of view on things.

Both personal and relatable, the record deals with her musings on motherhood, the passing of loved ones, the never-ending fight against institutional misogyny, and the yearning for a sense of comfort and belonging. It’s the most personal record Clark has ever written, with her emotions all spewing directly into these songs. There’s no doubt that it’s an emotional time, but it’s a time for positive emotions as we welcome a brand new year of dreams and possibilities.

Artwork for the single “Auld Lang Syne” by Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers