- 23 Mar 23
The singer-songwriter recently performed alongside David Letterman's special Bono & The Edge: A Homecoming documentary.
Following the October 2022 release of her Future Yeehaw debut EP and Whelan's headliner, Carlsbad is back with a stunning new visual offering.
Having played Other Voices festival for the first time as well as joining Philip King onstage as part of his all-star band of Sorcha Richardson, Luke Reilly (Otherkin) and violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain - not to mention an appearance in David Letterman's special Bono & The Edge: A Homecoming documentary, the world is Carlsbad's oyster.
'Still Life' marked the debut release for Carlsbad, charting a darkly lit slice of alt-country. Compelling country-rock guitar riffs with alt-pop vocals created a wonderfully unique sound, paired with yearning, vivid lyrical imagery and sleek electronic production.
The 'Still Life' video was filmed in the beautiful Zion National Park, and highlights Carlsbad's homeland in "Cowboy Country", featuring Iron and Dixie County Rodeo Royalty, Alora Cahoon, Denni Dannelly, Traylyn Dannelly, and Halle Frey.
"This video was filmed in my hometown, while visiting my family in Utah," the singer-songwriter explains. "I spent time at the arena, bowling alley and Zion National Park as a kid. I wanted to feature all of my favourite elements of the desert I grew up in. Cowgirl ethics is down to loving nature, animals, the earth. I was so excited to feature the beautiful and talented Iron and Dixie County Rodeo Royalty. These women are true talents in the saddle. I think the first step to connecting with an audience is sharing who you are and I thought I’d start at the beginning."
The Irish-based US musician's debut EP, Future Yeehaw, was produced by David Anthony Curley (The Cope, The Clinic Recording Studios) and Duncan Stewart (Dunx). The project features performances from the likes of Dylan Lynch (Soda Blonde) on drums and Gemma Doherty (Saint Sister) on harp.
Check out the new video below.