Loving the new album from Joana Serrat, it’s the Barcelona singer-songwriter fourth release in five years and her most ambitious and accomplished so far, the album title is taken from the recording location, Dripping Springs is a town in the Texas Hill Country and home to the nearby Plum Creek Sound a studio which belongs to perennial Beat Surrender favourite Israel Nash.
The recording took place with support from Joey & Aaron McLellan (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson & Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash), Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) and Dennis Love (Futurebirds), additional guitars and backing vocals come from Israel Nash who also takes the production credit and the album was engineered/mixed by Ted Young (a Grammy award winner for The Rolling Stones).
Album opener Western Cold Wind is a bold choice, an atmospheric track that sets the bar high allowing the album to open out and capture a wide musical vista of contemporary Americana that meanders its way elegantly from start to finish without a misstep, highly recommend you check it out without delay.
Trapped In The Fog, Joana Serrat’s new song and lead track from her forthcoming album Dripping Springs.
Joana Serrat explains the inspiration behind the track: “Trapped In The Fog is a oneiric song through which I can travel in time, no matter if it’s past or future. I wrote this song one night that I was driving back home after a solo show. Where I live there’s a lot of fog in winter and suddenly that very night in the middle of the forest, the road got surrounded by shoals of fog. It was very hard to see and I had to slow down. The haze was constantly taking different shapes, it seemed to dance. It felt like a metaphor for life and I had the feeling something inside the shadows was talking to me.”
Dripping Springs will be released digitally, on CD & and on 180g vinyl on the 29th September 2017 via Loose, you can pre-order the Israel Nash produced album now.
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