BISHOP BRIGGS PREMIERES OFFICIAL “WILD HORSES” VIDEO!
“For fans of Florence + the Machine, PJ Harvey…the soulful rocker has pop potential.” – Rolling Stone
“Bishop Briggs sure has a set of pipes on her: Husky, swaggering, sensual…we would like more from Ms. Briggs stat” – Noisey
“Some artists have the power to capture you from the moment you first hear them, and there’s no doubt that Bishop Briggs falls into this category…catchy pop that’s also deeply personal” – Nylon Magazine
Bishop Briggs, the UK singer and songwriter whose viral debut single “Wild Horses” reached #1 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 charts, premieres the official video for the track this week. Watch the “Wild Horses” video HERE.
In the “Wild Horses” video, which was directed by Ramon Ayala and filmed in Encino, CA, “Bishop Briggs wanders around the fringes of a Lynchian fever dream where men in gorilla masks ride motorbikes, oxygen masks double as accessories and even starlets have to do vigorous pushup sets,” as described by W Mag, who premiered the video yesterday. “They were supposed to be different fragments of my imagination,” says Bishop. “The whole point was to have this borderline fantasy of people that are obscure and mysterious that you may find as you walk through life.”
In addition to its streaming success, “Wild Horses” gained traction when it was featured on Zane Lowe’s BBC worldwide Beats 1 Show, and ads for Acura’s 2016 TLX and ESPN’s NFL Playoffs. Bishop recently performed the track for millions on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers (watch the performance HERE). Since reaching #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular charts and #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50, Bishop’s previous track “River” has amassed over 12 million global streams and soared to #3 on the Alternative chart. Bishop made her late night debut performing “River” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (watch the performance HERE).
Born in London to Scottish parents, raised in Japan and Hong Kong, and writing her own songs since age seven, Bishop Briggs was already immersed in American pop-culture by the time she moved to Los Angeles to attend college. She persevered in L.A., focused on a clear mission, and was never too proud to play any venue that would have her, often to crowds smaller than would gather in her childhood living room. She honed her artistic vision with the help of producers Mark Jackson and Ian Brendon Scott.
Bishop Briggs’ music now transcends the limitations of singular genres, blending folk, pop and electronic music into a wholly unique sound. Her voice, lived-in and unafraid, has been likened to artists as varied as Janis Joplin, Florence Welch, Aretha Franklin, and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), but Bishop foregoes restraint and defies categorization, forging a path that is uniquely hers. With more new material and recent live performances/opening slots for Coldplay, Passion Pit and Kaleo, Bishop Briggs is poised to be one of 2017’s biggest breakout artist.
Whether it is the defiance of “Wild Horses” or the rapture of “River,” Bishop Briggs’ songs are all inspired by what she calls “the biggest, most toxic and tragic love affair I’ve ever had”: her lifelong commitment to music.
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