Video Premiere: Reverend and the Makers Ed Cosens Hits The Sweet Spot with Babybird/Coral-esque Gem ‘Lovers Blues’

Sheffield legend Ed Cosens has released the video for his new single, the glorious Babybird/Coral-esque gem ‘Lovers Blue’.

The video was filmed by Rob Nicholson (Pedalo) at The Leadmill, one of Sheffield’s legendary Grassroots Music Venues that was recently saved from closure with help from Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign. ‘Lovers Blues’ is the fourth single taken from Ed’s upcoming debut album Fortunes Favour, released April 9th 2021 via Distiller Records.

Contrasting the lyrics weighty subjects of desire and lust, in what Ed describes as, “Seeing through the confusion of Cupid’s heady potions as you desperately try to find clarity”, the video is a joyous, light-hearted romp, “I loved the idea of doing what OutKast did and playing each member of the band. Despite it being a song about being unlucky in love, it has quite an upbeat feel so I wanted to reflect that in the video and not take it too seriously. Basically, I’ve managed to create the ideal world where I have a band made up entirely of me!

A long-time lynchpin of the Sheffield music scene, best known as the guitarist and co-songwriter in Reverend & The Makers, Ed waited to make his solo debut until the time felt right. Only when his storytelling songs naturally found their own sound did he finally step from the shadows. “It’s only taken 10 years or so for me to find the confidence!”says the self-depreciating singer, who shared stages with Arctic Monkeys members Matt Helders and Alex Turner before the Makers took off. 

Thankfully he did, this is pure class…check it out now!