Watch: Shannon Stephens - "Care of You"

Shannon Stephens' video for "Care For You" is as unadorned and unpretentious as the music on her excellent 2012 album Pull It Together. As the camera wanders from Stephens to her bandmates playing in the confines of a single room, you feel an unforced and refreshing naturalness in her performance, a confidence drawn from her own experiences, an honesty that comes from what she calls the liberation "that I didn't have the energy to give a shit what people thought about me anymore." What we've described as Stephens' "real-world musical landscape of gritty, folk/blues and clear-eyed, deeply emotional alt/pop" comes through distinctly in a song that's more cautionary question than sweet emotional outpouring: "oh my baby blue, how am I gonna take care of you?"