Tune Tuesday: Juliette Lewis, Leopold and His Fiction, Rick Barry, Her Harbour
Wanderlust. Perhaps one of my favorite words in the English language that holds so much spirit and dreams. The music video for Rick Barry‘s “Wanderlust” captures its namesake perfectly; a fairy tale unfolds and is rich with vibrant colors and animations, set neatly against a beautiful folk song. Barry is a man of talent and has received recognition for his musicianship, garnering the Grand Prize for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as having a high profile gig performing at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook series.
Rick Barry’s third full length album, Curses, Maledictions, and Harsh Reiterations is available now.
Leopold and His Fiction have quite a unique sound — something I’ve not heard in ages. The abrasive nature, coarse lyrics, and a seemingly devil in disguise frontman put together quite a show. Their latest song “I’m Caving In” stirs a mix of blues and rock, the gritty nature ushering in a well-spoken truth. Intended to be performed as a country song, Leopold changed direction after the singer examined his life in a dark period. Needless to say, the change was what Leopold needed.
Leopold and His Fiction’s Darling Destroyer is slated for release in January 2017 and will be on tour in spring.
Montreal-based Her Harbour‘s music video for “Hewing Crowns” is quite haunting and profound. Neatly edited to found footage of a short film from 1966 (Conrad Aiken’s Silent Snow, Secret Show), the visuals complement the opening track to Gabrielle Giguere’s upcoming LP, Go Gently Into The Night. Giguere described the track as her attempts to quell the demons upon making the album, and it set the tone for the album.
Go Gently Into The Night is slated for release February 17, 2017.
Ending today’s music column is none other than famed actress and songstress, Juliette Lewis. Lewis has teased fans by unearthing “Hello Hero” earlier this year with “Any Way You Want” just mere weeks ago. This past Friday saw the release of the singer’s EP, Future Deep, with a variety of styles accompanying it. The title track itself is engaging, garnering my attention as Lewis remains gritty and true to her rock nature.
Future Deep is available now!