For a musician on the come-up, every gig is like a first date: you’ve got to put your best foot forward and not seem like you’re trying too hard, in the awareness that the audience’s first impression of you may hang on the smallest word or gesture. In other words, for those not endowed with supernatural confidence, it’s pretty f**king scary. On D.C. “soul garage” ensemble Black Alley‘s latest single, Virgin Suicide, lead vocalist Kacey explores all the emotions—”apprehension, excitement, reluctance, passion, vulnerability”—that come with introducing her music to a new group of people. Bandmate Animal, Bo Beedy, Hope, Josh and Eric provide moral, as well as aural support, crafting a atmospheric, lightly jazzy instrumental backdrop for her verses. Tru Media Productions provides in-studio visuals to complement the cut. Fans can find Virgin Suicide and much more on debut set Soul.Swagger.Rock.Sneakers, available now for streaming and purchase in the Booth.
Written by richard on 03/5/13
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