Amy Lavere & Will Sexton
Just nine months after the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 album Runaways Diary, Amy LaVere has a sweet surprise for fans Hallelujah Im A Dreamer, recorded with husband and noted guitarist Will Sexton, is out on Archer Records April 7 in the USA and May 11 in the UK and Europe. (Proper Distribution)
Hallelujah is a sonic portrait.
In these 11 tracks, Amy and Will have captured the immediacy of the live show theyve developed on the road together, reveling in a more stripped-down sound and celebrating the freedoms and limitations that come with it in stunning form. Recorded to magnetic tape (with the help of engineer Daniel Lynn and longtime band mate guitarist Dave Cousar) in the course of a few afternoons at Music+Arts Studio, the arrangements are lithe and uncluttered, allowing Amy and Wills disarming harmonies to rise to the top.
At times their voices blend so well you can hardly find the place where they split its a dance matched only by the complimentary guitar work of Sexton and Cousar. The gems of the album are its new tunes the playful and evocative Cricket (At Night I Can Fly) and Its the Thing to Do, a co-write with Will plus a new almost sunny take on the macabre Red Banks, which originally appeared on Amys 2011 studio album Stranger Me and a sublime cover of David Egans Hallelujah Im A Dreamer, the albums namesake.
Hallelujah Im A Dreamer is immediate and striking, a masterfully played (and curated) mix of old, new and reimagined. Amy played several SXSW shows, including the New West Showcase with Luther Dickinson (who produced her 2014 critically acclaimed Runaways Diary LP) as well as a handful with John Paul Keith as Motel Mirrors. Now, Amy and Will continue doing what theyve long done best: touring relentlessly across the U.S. and, this summer, in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and the Dyson House Listening Room.
Dyson House Listening Room (View)
7575 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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