[Cover photo credit to Dave Heumann]
Baltimore-based singer-songwriter Suzannah has shared new single “Skeletons” in an Alt-Country vein with Dream Pop elements. Focusing on storytelling, “Skeletons” tells a tale of perseverance in the face of all odds. The single’s accompanying video was directed by Sandra Camargo and shot by Chancey June.
Suzannah’s solo debut album, Is There Any Love In Your Heart, will arrive in November 2022, encompassing themes of “forgiveness and redemption, grace and mercy” and asks the questions: “Have you forgiven? Can you show mercy when it wasn’t shown to you? Is there any love in your heart?”
Mixed by Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Wilco, Public Enemy) with guest appearances from Jason Wilber (John Prine), Ron Stewart (Seldom Scene) and Mike Lowry (Future Islands), the album also features the core band of Suzannah, Dave Heumann (Arbouretum) on electric guitar, bass and piano, Mike Kuhl on drums, Chas Marsh on bass, Dave Hadley on pedal steel and Walker Teret (Lower Dens, Celebration) on bass, piano and acoustic guitar.
On her journey as an artist, Suzannah shares:
It took me a long time to reach a point where I felt my recording sensibility was pacing with my songwriting, where I was finally able to translate what I was hearing in my head onto ‘tape’. We have a home studio, so I am not hindered by label obligations or industry expectations and I can take my time. I’m not in it for the money. We experiment with modern sounds and techniques a lot too, but it was important for me that this first album be more of a bare presentation of what we simply sound like as musicians playing our instruments, what we can do as a live band. An introduction if you will.