Danny Worsnop drops energetic “Ain’t Feeling Sorry” music video
It is now the third song from the album to get a video.
His most recent album blends country, blues and soul, which is far from your typical Asking Alexandria album.
The video was shot at his gig at Whiskey A Go Go last month. You can see the full thing down below.
And you can stream Shades Of Blue below as well.
Worsnop recently spoke to AP about the record and its totally new sound. Instead, Worsnop pushes the envelope of archetypal sounds reminiscent of country, soul and blues to make a product that’s entirely his own.
Taking over two years to release, Worsnop reflects on Shades Of Blue’s uphill journey to its final form, noting resilience and knowing yourself is far more important than what any label tells you.
“It’s a lot of record labels saying ‘no’ or having to do stupid contract things or fight and argue about how it’s supposed to happen—which is something we shouldn’t deal with daily in this industry,” Worsnop says. “It is what we signed up for, but it’s still frustrating. It’s tough to deal with, but over time you become a little numb to it and just learn to go with the motions.”
However, instead of remaining complacent, Worsnop decided it was time to shake the industry up. After dropping his booking agent and adopting the new direction as wholly his own, Worsnop says the payoff has been entirely worth it.
“If it doesn’t work for me, it doesn’t work for you, and [if] it doesn’t work [for] the promoter and the venue, who is [it] working for, and why hasn’t it changed? So I took matters into my own hands, and I’ve just been doing it myself,” he explains. “Last year, I accomplished exactly what I wanted to do—something that I was told wasn’t possible and wouldn’t happen because that wasn’t ‘how people work within the business.’ I just did it my way, and it works great.
“My manager helps me out here and there when I need something, but for the most part, I do a lot of that myself,” Worsnop continues. “I have a great team at my office who do some of the heavier lifting for me, but it’s very much so that I do this in-house. I created Dsnop Productions so I could do this myself. That’s what I get out of it that’s different. I don’t see it as a challenge. I see it as an opportunity.”
Additionally, Worsnop says he’s been taking the production and arrangement side of his solo project into his own hands, noting that his newfound freedom to create exactly what he wants will certainly transcend into his work with Asking Alexandria and other projects.
“This one definitely isn’t a country record,” Worsnop says. “Parts of the last one were. But I keep finding that music is put in a box, and I don’t like that. I feel like there has to be a blanket genre or statement made about the album—and I understand that. But you could pick out any song from this album and say, ‘Oh, this is what this album sounds like.’ And listen to another one and say, ‘Oh well, that doesn’t sound like that.’
“It’s a Danny Worsnop album,” Worsnop asserts. “There’s nothing that fans can particularly expect—except the unexpected.”
Other Danny Worsnop news
Earlier this month, Worsnop helped make a two fans’ wedding day a little more special.
The couple had previously reportedly asked Worsnop to perform his song “Angels,” which he wrote for his fiancee. His proposal was actually the basis for the video of the song.
In case you forgot, you can see that below.
Worsnop’s track was apparently very special to one couple from Wichita, KS, so he flew there to perform it for them.
Worsnop shared the experience on Twitter and congratulated the happy couple.
Worsnop noticed the tweet and didn’t seem particularly surprised.
“I’ve submitted a lot of songs to my publisher over the years. Who knows where they all end up,” he responded.
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