World Premiere Video: Andy Stokes will fight to keep his woman

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    (March 14, 2022) It's a story as old as music itself. A man loves his wife, but blindly follows the siren song of another woman, breaking his vows and starting a chain reaction of consequences that can't undo. That's the message of "I Don't Give A Damn," the contemporary R&B ballad that arrives on the other side of the man's unfaithfulness, as he tries to repair the damage he's done.

    The song, written by the late, great Kashif, is a new showcase for soul man Andy Stokes. Stokes won us over four years ago with his fresh and fun single, "Best Day Ever," which shot to the top of the UAC charts, and "I Don't Give A Damn" shows another side of the singer, who displays his ample vocal chops, pleading for the return of the love he let get away.

    (March 14, 2022) It's a story as old as music itself. A man loves his wife, but blindly follows the siren song of another woman, breaking his vows and starting a chain reaction of consequences that can't undo. That's the message of "I Don't Give A Damn," the contemporary R&B ballad that arrives on the other side of the man's unfaithfulness, as he tries to repair the damage he's done.

    The song, written by the late, great Kashif, is a new showcase for soul man Andy Stokes. Stokes won us over four years ago with his fresh and fun single, "Best Day Ever," which shot to the top of the UAC charts, and "I Don't Give A Damn" shows another side of the singer, who displays his ample vocal chops, pleading for the return of the love he let get away.

    Andy tells us, "This song is important to me.  When Kashif, the great producer/songwriter, played me the first version of the song ‘I Don’t Give A Damn’.  It just got me. I heard and felt so many emotions in the music and the words.  It is an intense message – about facing your mistakes and coming to terms with what is really important.  He told me ‘…you are going to have to be brave to sing it’.  He told me to take it home and make it my own.  I sat on it for a while – life got in the way –then I started to sing it at a few shows.  People went crazy over it!  I mean I had MEN AND WOMEN chasing me down in the parking lot asking me about it … ‘are you gonna play that song?  It’s my jam!’.  I knew then it was special.  I know that now is the right time to release it.  This is my tribute to Kashif."

    The song works great, and Stokes is absolutely convincing as its messenger. We're proud to present the World Premiere of the new music video for "I Don't Give A Damn." Check it out below, and welcome Andy Stokes back to SoulTracks.

    By Chris Rizik

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