Chosen by Monk

My latest #DailyPick of the hottest sounds around at the moment comes from one of the hottest young guitar talents in the ÜK at the moment – Sophie Lloyd, who is extolling us to ‘Let It Hurt’ in this fiery collaboration with Black Stone Cherry frontman Chris Robertson.

Sophie told us a bit more about the song:

[It] is one of my favourite songs on the album. I had the main riff for this song written a couple 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. He has one of the most incredible voices and sings with so much soul and feeling, I’m so honoured to have him transform this song into something amazing.

Chris Robertson added:

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!

Speaking about the accompanying video, which was filmed in Nashville, Sophie told us:

[It] tells a story of connections you have with people around you and how the experiences you share have such an impact. 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.

In addition to Chris Robertson, Lloyd’s latest album, ‘Imposter Syndrome‘, features a slew of guest collaborations, including Trivium frontman Matthew K Heafy, Inglorious’ Nathan James, Michael Starr of Steel Panther and the virtually ubiquitous Lzzy Hale.