Gill Landry

POPMATTERS PREMIERES GILL LANDRYā€™S NEW VIDEO FOR ā€˜DENVER GIRLSā€™
+ EXTRA EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Gill Landry has unveiled a brand new video for ā€˜Denver Girlsā€™, the second single taken from his latest solo album ā€˜Love Rides A Dark Horseā€™, which premieredĀ on Pop Matters yesterday afternoon.

Landry tells themĀ ā€œā€˜Denver Girlsā€™ 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 theĀ rest of the songs.ā€

ā€œFor the video, I turned to the abstract photography of Nouel Riel whoā€™s been a distant artistic muse of mine and who Iā€™ve since become friends with helped inspire the direction. I wroteĀ 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 videosĀ 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 withĀ 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 ofĀ hard to pin down ideas and/or feeling into the poetry of lyric and I often find if theyā€™re analytically explained or detailed like a movie the essence of open imagination can tend to getĀ snuffed, lost, or muddied.ā€

Pop Matters link:Ā http://www.popmatters.com/post/gill-landry-denver-girls-video-premiere/

hi-res images availableĀ here
Gill will be on tour in Europe next month, opening for label mates TheĀ Americans in Scandinavia, then for Ian Felice in the UK. Weā€™ve listed thoseĀ dates below.
GILL LANDRY EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
12 Nov -Ā MALMO Folk Ć„ Rock (SE)**
13 Nov – GRANNA CafeetĀ (SE)**
14 Nov – GOTHENBURG PustervikĀ Ā (SE)**
15 Nov – OSLO Goon Bar (NO)**
16 Nov – HALMSTAD KajskjuletĀ Ā (SE)**
17 Nov – FALKENBERG TryckhallenĀ (SE)**
18 Nov – MOTALA KulturakademinĀ (SE)**
19 Nov – STOCKHOLM AkkuratĀ (SE)**
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22 Nov ā€“ MANCHESTER, Night & Day*
23 Nov ā€“ EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms*
24 Nov ā€“ NEWCASTLE, Live Theatre*
25 Nov – LEEDS High & Lonesome Festival
26 Nov ā€“ NOTTINGHAM, The Maze*
27 Nov ā€“ LONDON, Borderline*
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**Ā with The Americans