20 Oct Popmatters Premieres Gill Landry’s New Video For Denver Girls
Yesterday Popmatters shared Gill Landry’s brand new video for Denver Girls, the opening track from his new album, Love Rides A Dark Horse.
Speaking to Popmatters, Gill tells them, “Denver Girls’ is the last song I wrote for the album. It just flowed out one night and became the missing key that (at least for me) helps informs the direction of the rest of the songs.
For the video, I turned to the abstract photography of Nouel Riel who’s been a distant artistic muse of mine and who I’ve since become friends with helped inspire the direction. I wrote her to see if she had any ideas and she created half the footage which I felt embodied perfectly the feeling I wanted to reach for which is expressive and vague. My best hope in videos is that they will stimulate new thoughts and feelings that would help spark people to draw their own new meaning from a song rather than a video that leads them by the hand with something I have some difficulty explaining in the first place. I see songs as sparks that can be a wildfire for a mind or heart at certain times and for me writing songs is the distillation of hard to pin down ideas and/or feeling into the poetry of lyric and I often find if they’re analytically explained or detailed like a movie the essence of open imagination can tend to get snuffed, lost, or muddied.”
Following a couple of brief festival trips to the UK in the summer, Gill returns to Europe next month for a string of live dates, joining The Americans on tour in Scandinavia, then Ian Felice in the UK. Tickets via loosemusic.com/live.
Love Rides A Dark Horse is out now, available digitally, on CD or on beautiful blood red vinyl, all here.
12 Nov – MALMO Folk å Rock (SE)**
13 Nov – GRANNA Cafeet (SE)**
14 Nov – GOTHENBURG Pustervik (SE)**
15 Nov – OSLO Goon Bar (NO)**
16 Nov – HALMSTAD Kajskjulet (SE)**
17 Nov – FALKENBERG Tryckhallen (SE)**
18 Nov – MOTALA Kulturakademin (SE)**
19 Nov – STOCKHOLM Akkurat (SE)**
22 Nov – MANCHESTER, Night & Day*
23 Nov – EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms*
24 Nov – NEWCASTLE, Live Theatre*
25 Nov – LEEDS High & Lonesome Festival
26 Nov – NOTTINGHAM, The Maze*
27 Nov – LONDON, Borderline*
** with The Americans
* with Ian Felice