We’re thrilled to announce our new single and first-ever video, “Color the Air”, directed by Leesa Coyne, and featuring the dance and choreography of Whitney Hoke. The song was produced by Craig Small, recorded at Q Division Studios by Pat DiCenso and A Small Studio by Craig Small, and mixed and mastered by Pat DiCenso. Check out a first look (and listen!) here, and join us on September 28 at The Rockwell for a director’s cut and live dance performance by Whitney Hoke.
“Color the Air” is, at its core, a song about loss; an older, long-ago loss–the one you’re supposed to be over but that creeps in when you let your guard down. More than that, though, it’s about the way artists take losses and lean into them, turning them into something performative. It’s about the process of mining older pain, and the moments when you’ve created something that moves someone else. Whether you are dancing for yourself or playing to a room of people, you’re reliving those moments of sadness not to wallow in them, but to transform them into something universal. At its best, this is what art can do, for the creators and the audience.
While recording, drummer Tamora Gooding commented that writing her part for the dramatic tune felt like “choreography”. The idea to involve a dancer in the process stemmed from there, and the band collaborated with Hoke, Coyne, designer Erin Genett, videographer P.H. O’Brien, stylist Maya Landi, and other area musicians for a day-long shoot at Magnolia Loft in Jamaica Plain, an artist loft and performance space managed by Audrey Harrer.
We’ll celebrate the release later this month with a speak-easy themed extravaganza at the Rockwell in Davis Square, where Hoke will perform her dance it its entirety. Video director Leesa Coyne will also release her new solo EP as Lonely Leesa & the Lost Cowboys, produced by Brian King. Making their debut live appearance this evening will be The Daylilies, a Massachusetts quintet featuring former and current members of the Fast Easy Women, Mistle Thrush and Reverse.
September 28, 2017
MIC Presents: Première à Trois
Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections (Live Video/Dance Premiere)
Lonely Leesa & the Lost Cowboys (EP Release)
The Daylilies (Band Debut)
255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA
Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00PM
$12 ADV/ $14 DOS
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