Country trio Pistol Annies have come out with a video for their fun-sounding single, "Takin' Pills". The group do a fun take on the perils of having vices and being a musician. While the song may be upbeat, the lyrics mask the darkness of what the song actually is.
The song narrates what it is like to be touring musicians who are down on their luck. In the chorus, they sing, "We're living on truck stop burgers and fries/ Crossing our fingers for a vacancy sign/ Now who in the hell is gonna pay these bills/ When one's drinking, one's smoking, one's taking pills."
In the video, Lonestar Annie (Miranda Lambert), Hippie Annie (Ashley Monroe) and Holler Annie (Angaleena Presley) indulge in their bad habits of choice: pill popping, drinking, and smoking. They are all smiles as they sing about their addictions.
Fans will see them gleefully singing while rehearsing for a show in a bar. The video also shows the girls in an old VW van driving across a long road. "We left the driving to me since I was just smoking," said Angaleena about the video shoot.
This is their second video as a group following the gold selling "Hell on Heels", which is also the title of the group's debut album which was released in August 2011. The group are set to work on their second album later this fall.
Pistol Annies' "Takin' Pills" Music Video