The Video, Directed by Karen Elson and Jo McCaughey, Out Now
Taken From The Album, Double Roses, Out April 7th (1965 Records/PIAS)
Today, Karen Elson releases the video for her new single, "Call Your Name," directed by Elson and the photographer/director Jo McCaughey. The single is the first to be taken from English-born, Nashville based Elson's upcoming second album, Double Roses, which is set for release on 1965 Records (PIAS) on April 7th.
"Call Your Name" is, as Elson says, "A song about the many sides of myself battling to become one. With the video, I wanted to use simple metaphors of deep dark water and mirrors to literally reflect the song's meaning of inner conflict, who I am behind the mirror?"
Elson is performing at SXSW this week. She also has live dates in Nashville and Brooklyn. All tour dates below.
The video for "Call Your Name" was filmed in Florida in February, with Elson and McCaughey collaborating on this ocean-set film.
Karen Elson Tour Dates
March 16 - Austin, TX @ Cedar Street Courtyard - FLOODfest - 3pm
March 17 - Austin, TX @ St. David's Episcopal Church - 12am
March 17 - Austin, TX @ Buffalo Billiards - Clash Magazine - 8:40pm
March 21 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery (with M. Ward)
April 4 - Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records (record release show)
April 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (record release show)
Pre-order Double Roses here.
About Double Roses
Double Roses was recorded in Los Angeles, at the world-renowned United Studios (neé Ocean Way) in Hollywood, with producer Jonathan Wilson (Jackson Browne, Father John Misty, Conor Oberst). Elson, who had been writing and demoing songs throughout her recording hiatus of the past few years, spent three weeks in Los Angeles working with Wilson to put the album together. A long time fan of the sun soaked sounds of the 'Laurel Canyon' era, it was the perfect place to commit her songs to tape. The album features collaborations with an array of musical talent, including The Black Keys' Pat Carney (who co-produced and played drums on the single), Father John Misty, Laura Marling, Benmont Tench, Pat Sansone (Wilco), Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes) and Dhani Harrison.