Hannah Aldridge new album ‘Live in Black and White’, out August 14th
Hannah Aldridge Live in Black and White
New album released August 14 on Icons Creating Evil Art (Dark Country/Americana)
Her songs, look back on her younger days and experiences of failed relationships,
substance abuse and life in an unforgiving bible belt. They are veined with themes
of self-destruction and emotional scars, but from which she emerges a survivor.”
” Hannah Aldridge is one of the very best young songwriters around
and you really can spend your money and not feel short-changed.”
// No Depression
“Musically she sits in a place that some call ‘Dark Americana’
and it covers her songs about the dark side pretty well.”
// Blues Matters!
With every song, Hannah Aldridge is facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt. Raised in the extremely religious State of Alabama, Hannah has since young years felt an affinity to the darkness found in the Southern Gothic themes and has developed a fondness of writing songs with elements of horror brought on by dark thoughts of depression or hopelessness. Finding a calling in exploring these heavy-laden feelings and impulses that we all have, but are typically afraid to indulge in she explains, “The devil and darkness were always the boogeyman under the bed for me. It still is honestly. So that naturally weaves itself into a lot of songs. I find it extremely fun to sit and think of what type of song I would write for a particular scene in a movie or subjects that really scare me.”
Hannah is not only a daughter of the American south but also of the Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. She launched her career with her 2014 debut ‘Razor Wire’ in which she worked withJason Isbell (The 400 Unit) and recorded one of his songs on the album along with Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals). The debut-album drew attention of music critics and sent her touring across the world, the live scene really taking a hold of the singer early on seeing as over the last 7 years she’s played in over 10 different countries. Her second full-length album ‘Gold Rush‘ features Sadler Vaden (Drivin n’ Cryin’) playing on Jason Isbell’s guitar, and was mixed and engineered by Allen Parker, Chief Engineer for Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah takes influences from across the rock genre. Working with one foot in country music and the other in rock has given Aldridgea fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling. The honesty she crafts into each track is offset by her stubborn, even defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining.
photo by: Joshua Black Wilkins
Presenting her new collaboration with the Swedish alternative indie label Icons Creating Evil Art, Hannah is now launching her first ever live-album ‘Live in Black and White’ recorded in London as a statement of her desire to get back to the roots of why she started down this path. While her studio records feature full bands and impressive collaborations this live album narrows in on the heart of the music – Hannah and her guitar, striping the songs down to the raw and intimate sound of when she first wrote them.
“I start writing with ‘this is how I’m feeling, and I need to talk about it.’ Doing that helps me sort out my own thoughts on it. My music is an introspective look at the things that happened in my life. It’s me trying to sort through and put feelings into words.”
‘Live in Black and White’ is released on CD, LP, download and streaming via Icons Creating Evil Art on August 14, 2020.
01. Howling Bones
02. Lie Like You Love Me – (feat Walt Aldridge)
03. Goldrush – ( feat Robbie Cavanagh)
05. Black and White
06. Save Yourself – (feat The Black Feathers)
07. Rails to Ride – (feat Goat Roper Rodeo)
08. Lace (feat. Danni Nicholls)
10. Born to Be Broken
11. Lonesome – (Encore)
12. Burning Down Birmingham – (Encore)