Soul Asylum have shared a new performance video for “Make Her Laugh,” a song off their 12th studio album, Hurry Up and Wait.
The video features Dave Pirner and guitarist Ryan Smith performing an acoustic duet. The band describes the track as a “laid-back, Stones-inspired jam.” The song stresses the importance of humor in a relationship.
“Just when you think you’ve had enough / And you’re tired of tryin’ to suck it up / I know you can make her laugh / Like a child on a carnival ride / Laugh that mascara right off her eyes / And she’s walkin’ away, just give it one more try / I know you can, you can make her laugh,” sings Pirner.
Pirner, who wrote the song, said in a press release, “I did sort of put my guard down. And I was like, ‘Well, this time, I’m going to just go with whatever seems to be working, and I don’t really care what kind of music people want to call it.’ It’s a little raw and forthcoming in the way that I didn’t second guess it. There’s a lot of just letting it come out as opposed to trying to force something.”
Soul Asylum enjoyed huge success in the ’90s, with Grave Dancers Union and Let Your Dim Light Shine becoming multi-platinum LPs. The band bagged its sole Grammy Award with “Runaway Train,” a song from Grave Dancers Union.
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