Video: Mark Lanky – Sweet Brenda

Sweet Brenda is the new video from American country singer songwriter Mark Lanky and it finds beauty in simplicity.

By Graeme Smith

Mark Lanky’s style is very much one of yesteryear. Inspired by the film La Bamba and drawing on influences from the likes of Ray Price, Jim Reeves, Bing Crosby, and Billy Walker, his music isn’t what you’re used to hearing in 2020.

I think that’s what drew me to it. There is elegance in simplicity and there are musical elements that will never grow out of style. That’s the beating heart of Sweet Brenda. It’s a straightforward ballad sung by a pleasing baritone accompanied by a slow waltz guitar riff. It’s positively captivating.

Though Mark hails from Maryland, the accompanying video portrays his life in Texas. You can check it out below.