HALEY BONAR SHARES NEW SONG AND VIDEO “KISMET KILL”
IMPOSSIBLE DREAM RELEASED 5TH AUGUST ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
UK HEADLINE SHOWS AND FIELD MUSIC SUPPORT SHOWS IN OCTOBER
Canadian born, Minnesota raised, Haley Bonar has just shared her new single “Kismet Kill.” It’s taken from her upcoming new album Impossible Dream, expected 5th August on Memphis Industries.
The accompanying video has just premiered via NPR: First Look, who said “Haley Bonar’s songs marry fizzy arrangements to cuttingly quotable observations about love, disappointment, identity and the curdling of youth… As always, “Kismet Kill” finds Bonar packing a cocktail of mixed emotions into bold, economical phrasing — “I was impossible when I was beautiful,” she sings in the chorus — while never letting self-laceration stand in the way of a good earworm.”
Video director Nicole Brending:
“What captured me thematically about Kismet Kill is the tension between growing up too fast while also never growing up at all. Haley’s voice has a dreamlike quality, so when I was listening to the song, the story of this woman started to materialize in my head, in surreal, Alice-In-Wonderland-type imagery as she chases a memory and her life gets in the way. Haley and I are both David Lynch and John Waters fans, and she gave me permission to “get a little weird,” so I tried to honor that sensibility with a tone that’s both humorous and dark and imagery that’s visually distinct.”
Haley Bonar recently announced that she will be touring with her band in October. As well as headline shows, she’ll be supporting Field Music in Gateshead and Manchester. See below for full details.
Recorded on analogue tape at Pachyderm Studios, Minnesota and produced by Bonar and Jacob Hansen, Impossible Dream is the follow-up to 2014’sLast War, which enjoyed widespread critical acclaim and featured in Rough Trade, NPR and Village Voice’s ‘Albums of the Year’ lists.
Haley Bonar was first discovered by Low’s Alan Sparhawk who spotted her at a local club in Duluth, Minnesota and was so impressed he immediately invited her to join them on tour. Which is how, a week later, nineteen year old Haley Bonar was transformed from college student to ambitious dropout, crammed into a Honda Civic with a guitar and a drummer for company, touring the US opening for Low.
In the decade since Haley has released a succession of recordings, each of which have garnered more praise the last, and has seen her collaborate with the likes of Andrew Bird (with whom Haley regularly plays live) and Justin Vernon (who featured on Last War).
Haley Bonar live
21 October – Brighton, Green Door Store
22 October – Gateshead, The Sage (with Field Music)
23 October – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
24 October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
27 October – London, Moth Club
28 October – Bristol, The Louisiana
29 October – Manchester, The Ritz (with Field Music)
“Kismet Kill” video https://youtu.be/VS2VcTFqckM
“I Can Change” https://soundcloud.com/gndwire-records/i-can-change/