Amelia White Ruminates On Home, History And Family On Tough, Thoughtful “Old Postcard,” Out February 18th
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November 13, 2013 – Amelia White, who “trades on elevated melodic sensibilities and intensely contemplative lyrics” (The Tennessean), takes a long look at home, history and family on her new album Old Postcard, out February 18th on White-Wolf Records. There’s a toughness and grit to the record, not just in some of the louder guitars or the world-weariness of lyrics, but also in the way the East Nashville-based singer and songwriter finds hope despite life’s travails and shortcomings. And throughout Old Postcard, the songs fully display White’s ear for truly memorable melodies and hooks.
Listen to “Old Postcard” over at American Songwriter: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/11/song-premiere-amelia-white-old-postcard/
Over steadily propulsive drums and echoing guitars, the album’s title track finds White looking back at the ghosts of her family, realizing that dreams that don't come true are still dreams after all. “Big Blue Sun” is told from the perspective of a homeless man who dreads the daylight and the masses that flood in with their daily routines of normalcy. It features ethereal backing vocals from Sally Barris and a gorgeous nylon-string guitar solo from Sergio Webb. With a haunting, noir-ish sound, “Hollow Heart” is the dark tale of a motherless child and the deep sense of longing that develops within. “River Of My Dreams” features snarling guitars, as White sings of all the crazy, mysterious, otherworldly things – flying, breathing underwater, being pulled back from Hell - which one can astonishingly accomplish in their dreams. With lines pulled straight from her father’s memoirs, “Daddy Run” is a rousing anthem with a sing-along chorus,
The album was recorded at the Rendering Plant and The House of Poole with producer/engineer/mixer Mike Poole (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin, Dolly Parton). White assembled a number of notable performers to lend a hand throughout the album, including pedal steel player Pete Finney (Justin Townes Earle, Patty Loveless), organist Billy Earheart (The Amazing Rhythm Aces), drummer Bryan Owings (Emmylou Harris, Iris Dement, Tony Joe White) and guitarist John Jackson (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams,Shelby Lynn).
For more information on Amelia White, please contact Rob Krauser (firstname.lastname@example.org) at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361.