Gill Landry

POPMATTERS PREMIERES GILL LANDRY‚ÄôS NEW VIDEO FOR ‚ÄėDENVER GIRLS‚Äô
+ EXTRA EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Gill Landry has unveiled a brand new video for ‚ÄėDenver Girls‚Äô, the second single taken from his latest solo album ‚ÄėLove Rides A Dark Horse‚Äô, which premiered¬†on Pop Matters yesterday afternoon.

Landry tells them¬†‚Äú‚ÄėDenver Girls‚Äô 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.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúFor the video, I turned to the abstract photography of Nouel Riel who‚Äôs been a distant artistic muse of mine and who I‚Äôve 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‚Äôre analytically explained or detailed like a movie the essence of open imagination can tend to get¬†snuffed, lost, or muddied.‚ÄĚ

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

hi-res images available here
Gill will be on tour in Europe next month, opening for label mates The Americans in Scandinavia, then for Ian Felice in the UK. We’ve listed those dates below.
GILL LANDRY EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
12 Nov - MALMO Folk å Rock (SE)**
13 Nov РGRANNA Cafeet (SE)**
14 Nov РGOTHENBURG Pustervik  (SE)**
15 Nov – OSLO Goon Bar (NO)**
16 Nov РHALMSTAD Kajskjulet  (SE)**
17 Nov РFALKENBERG Tryckhallen (SE)**
18 Nov РMOTALA Kulturakademin (SE)**
19 Nov РSTOCKHOLM Akkurat (SE)**
 
22 Nov ‚Äď MANCHESTER, Night & Day*
23 Nov ‚Äď EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms*
24 Nov ‚Äď NEWCASTLE, Live Theatre*
25 Nov – LEEDS High & Lonesome Festival
26 Nov ‚Äď NOTTINGHAM, The Maze*
27 Nov ‚Äď LONDON, Borderline*
 
** with The Americans