A leading voice in of an oft neglected branch of Americana , Gothic and insurgent country, the beautiful and talented Rachel Brooke inhabits the forlorn and high lonesome like few contemporary artists can. Brooke has a way of stylistically casting the modern world in sepia and playing with shadows, and her latest cut The Black Bird from the upcoming 3rd full-length album A Killer’s Dream is no exception.
The animated video for “Black Bird,” directed and animated by Matt Rasch, follows our female protagonist radiates paranoia as she flees across a washed out landscape haunted, Poe-style, by a black bird that might either be temptation, guilt or both.
A Killer’s Dream will be released in time for stocking stuffing, December 4th. Brooke is backed by on the album by Florida’s fine junkyard roots-jazz band Viva Le Vox as her backing band, and featuring a duet with her long-tome accessory in murder ballads Lonesome Wyatt of Those Poor Bastards. The release recorded at Brooke’s brother’s Halohorn Studio in Traverse City, MI, and will be available in limited edition 100 red vinyl copies, black vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital form.
Look for Brooke this Spring at Muddy Roots Europe and check her site for more upcoming dates.