Spanish songstress Joana Serrat has revealed her new video for ‘Cloudy Heart’, directed by MANSON. The song, taken from Joana’s 2016 album Cross The Verge, is a shimmering pop-like duet with Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3) and also features The Wooden Sky’s Gavin Gardiner on guitar. Describing the inspiration behind the video, Joana explains:
“We wanted to capture the contrast of the song’s lyrics by matching them with the dark and the light in the video. I like the fact that we also shot some of it on the beach (it’s actually a really cool detail that links me to Neil [Halstead]’s home) and it’s beautiful the idea of singing to someone that you can’t see but you can feel. I love all the superimposed images that represent the chaos and doubts of the multiple people we can become when nothing’s clear. I love that dusky Lynch road. The heart’s paths are not clear and easy.”
09 Feb – AMSTERDAM, Bitterzoet (NL)*
10 Feb – HAMBURG, Knust (DE)*
11 Feb – BERLIN, Privat Club (DE)*
12 Feb – MUNICH, Ampere (DE)*
13 Feb – COLOGNE, Blue Shell (DE)*
15 Feb – BRUSSELS, Botanique (BE)*
16 Feb – PARIS, Divan Du Monde (FR)*
17 Feb – BREDA, Mezz (NL)
18 Feb – AMSTERDAM, Helemaal Melkweg (NL)
19 Feb – EINDHOVEN, Wilhelmina (NL)
10-19 Mar – AUSTIN, SXSW (US)
*with The Handsome Family
The wonderful folks at Loose Records are Amazon’s label of the month and this means you can now get hold of there fantastic label sampler which should get you the discerning music lover heading straight to the Loose shop to stock up.
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Fire At The Pageant
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Take Me
DAWES – Time Spent In Los Angeles
JIM WHITE – Rambler
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Ponzi
JIM WHITE – Speeding Motorcycle
THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Come Outside And See
DAWES – Million Dollar Bill
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Too Much Of A Good Thing
Loose Records are having a sale, CD albums and their lovely vinyl selections are all on offer including the wonderful 2011 releases from The Felice Bros and Dawes
You can get a free Loose releases sampler in exchange for your email using the widget below or free on CD with any purchase from the shop
1. THE FELICE BROTHERS – Fire At The Pageant
2. HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Take Me
3. DAWES – Time Spent In Los Angeles
4. JIM WHITE – Rambler
5. THE FELICE BROTHERS – Ponzi
6. JIM WHITE – Speeding Motorcycle
7. THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Come Outside And See
8. DAWES – Million Dollar Bill
9. HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Too Much Of A Good Thing
Given recent events across the UK and particularly in London writing about independent music may be low down the list of many peoples priorities this week, but stating the obvious this is a music blog and although Beat Surrender has no ‘Mission Statement‘ but part of the blogs ‘job’ is to promote and support great music – the big players don’t need assistance, but Beat Surrender can (I hope) help the independents in some small way, and right now they need some help.
One of the labels affected is Loose who have released recordings for some of my favourite artists and albums including The Felice Brothers, Dawes, The Duke & The King, Danny & The Champions of the World, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Jim White, Mary Lou Lord, Peter Bruntnell, Corb Lund, The Handsome Family and Monkey Swallows the Universe.
Stealing a line from Twitter, whatever is left is now limited edition, so if you’re thinking of parting with any money on music this month please give these guys a go.
In case your a cynic, like me – I’d like to point out I’m in no way affiliated to the label or indeed any that appear on Beat Surrender, merely a fan and a very satisfied customer.