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Album: West Coast Time (2011)


  • The first single from singer-songwriter Michelle Branch's third studio album, West Coast Time finds her singing about a rocker beau and referencing Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. The song was released on June 14, 2011 via her own label, Sticks n' Stones Recordings Ltd.
  • The up-beat pop/rock track was written and produced with British songwriter-producers, James Irvin and Julian Emery, who are best known for their collaborations with American singer-songwriter Lissie. Branch explained on an Ustream chat: "I had been listening to the Lissie record, and her song, 'When I'm Alone' is one of my favorite songs out right now. I found out that Jim and Julian were responsible for it, so I wanted to work with them."
  • Branch told Billboard magazine this is, "a love song to the records that inspired me to pick up a guitar - Led Zeppelin or the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, that kind of stuff."
  • The music video, directed by Travis Kopach, follows Branch and her band on a road trip around Southern California. That's not really her band, though. The producer enlisted a few of his friends to play the roles. Branch shot some of the footage herself on a Super 8 camera.

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