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
Three of the UK’s top singer-songwriters will be performing together at a handful of intimate venues – Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World), Peter Bruntnell & Neil Halstead will be hitting the road together next week, for a handful of songwriter circle style dates.
15 Jan – LEICESTER, The Musician
16 Jan – WINCHESTER, The Railway
17 Jan – TINGEWICK, Village Hall
18 Jan – SWANSEA, The Chattery
Danny Wilson, having conquered 2013 with the release of Danny & The Champions Of The World’s hugely praised new record Stay True (“a gold standard album for UK Americana” – Q), has been wowing the crowds with his incredible new songs. A number of people claiming these shows having been amongst the top gigs they’d ever witnessed. Numerous end of year lists and polls echoed these thoughts, with the Americana UK reader’s poll crowning The Champs Best Band Of 2013, No.2 Album Of The Year and the Best Live Band of 2013.
Meanwhile, Peter Bruntnell (“one of Britain’s finest and most overlooked songwriters” – The Line Of Best Fit) released his Retrospective record back in the summer – a collection of songs from his outstanding back catalogue of albums, alongside a new version of Played Out, featuring Rumor.
Neil Halstead, previously known for his bands Slowdive and Mojave 3, following two solo records released through 4AD and then Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records label, has most recently released an album as a member of Black Hearted Brother. Neil’ll fit in perfectly, being another “one of Britain’s greatest songwriters” (Time Out).
Neil Halstead (Slowdrive, Mojave 3) releases his third solo album in September, Palindrome Hunches is out Brushfire Records – who are giving away a free sample from their artist catalogue at Noisetrade), you can also get a download of Full Moon Rising from Neil’s new album by completing the widget below.