Watch The Video For Amigo The Devil’s Dark, Twisted Love Song, Hell And You
There’s a certain kind of dark romance in the world of Austin, Texas-based dark country artist Danny Kiranos’ alter ego Amigo The Devil that can’t be found anywhere else. His songs are largely sung from the point of view of deeply evil people, from famous serial killers to jilted former lovers, in a way that empathizes with the demons that cause people from all walks of life to commit terrible acts and humanizes the secretly heinous characters who walk among us.
Hell and You, however, is the most directly romantic and relatable love song in Amigo’s discography: It’s a song about being so deep in the throes of new love that you’d do just about anything that person asked of you — whether that be simple things like giving up on nightlife to spend time with them at home or staying in shitty motels together on a road trip, or extremes like considering murder on their behalf — as long as they agree to love you back.
“I’d rot in hell with you if you just ask me to,” Danny croons painfully in the chorus. “I love the shitty things we do together, live with me in this sin forever.”
Hell and You is off of Amigo The Devil’s new record, Everything Is Fine, which, despite being firmly a dark country record, is metal as hell: It was produced by Ross Robinson (who has worked with everyone from Slipknot to Korn to At The Drive-In) and features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums. This new video for the track, however, is a stripped-down version — just Danny sitting alone with his banjo in a grotto by a stream in Texas — which showcases the delicate side of the singer’s abilities and brings a sweeter perspective to the lyrics.
We say you take the shot, see this chance, feel the fire and let him have this dance with you.
See Amigo The Devil on tour right now:
2/15 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall
2/17 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center ^
2/18 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel ^
2/19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live ^
2/20 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee ^
2/23 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion ^
2/24 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom ^
2/25 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom ^
2/27 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q ^
2/28 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall ^
3/1 - New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore ^
3/2 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall ^
3/4 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live ^
3/5 - Miami Beach, FL @Fillmore Miami Beach ^
3/6 - Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
3/8 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues ^
3/9 - Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine ^
3/10 - Richmond, VA @ The National ^
3/11 - Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall ^
3/12 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
3/14 - Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
3/15 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^
3/29 - Estes Park, CO @ Stanley Hotel &
3/30 - Estes Park, CO @ Stanley Hotel &
3/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Roots Roadhouse 2019 @ EchoPlex
5/3 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Festival
5/4 - Mexico City, MX @ Domination MX Festival
5/5 - Chicago, IL @ Moon Runners Festival @ Reggie’s Rock Club
5/10 - Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter Festival
5/19 - Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival
5/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
7/27 - Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/28 - Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
^ with Dropkick Murphys, Booze & Glory and Lenny Lashley
& with Itchy-O
Amigo The Devil, the darkest and most metal folk act out there, is about to have a busy year.
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