(Nashville, TN. )- New York rocker, Queen V’s latest video, “Alone” is now available on Youtube. The song, written by Queen V and multiple Grammy-winner Chad Carlson will be available on her upcoming release, Bridges Vol. 3. In addition to songwriting credit, Carlson also co-produced the track with Queen V. “Alone” will be released on Royal Noise, LLC later this year.
Talking about the track, Queen V commented that “Chad Carlson and I wrote “Alone” in New York City well before the pandemic, wanting to address the helplessness you feel from the outside, looking in and watching someone deal with their own internal strife. We explored the theme in the recording sessions, incorporating more psychedelic, “weird” sounds at times, as a nod to the question of what goes on in someone’s head.”
The video follows a hooded silhouette that remains just out of reach as Queen V pursues it throughout the video. The video was directed, filmed and edited by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jeff Musillo. Queen V says of Musillo, “Jeff did an incredible job creating the visuals and collaborating on the storyline and concept. He translated what was in my head to the screen with his technical expertise and art-house sensibilities.”
“l could not more proud of this song and video. The process was truly one of the greatest creative experiences of my life and working with Chad and Jeff made it that much more memorable.”
Queen V got her start playing the New York City club scene, with performances at venues such as CBGB and Don Hill’s. Following the 2002 release of her EP, Critical, she and her band would embark on two high profile tours in 2003, opening for Twisted Sister and then Billy Idol. In 2005 the band won the WDHA Homegrown Spotlight Battle of the Bands which led to daily play on the station and a spot opening for Twisted Sister and Sebastian Bach at Rock The Park. The band would go on to win a number of other competitions including an XM Radio contest that earned them a spot opening for Bon Jovi at the Meadowlands and a 2013 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands that awarded the group the opening spot at the Jones Beach stop of the Uproar Festival, playing alongside Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains and others.
Queen V has collaborated with a number of artists throughout the course of her career. Her 2013 Release, The Decade of Queen V, featured a guitar solo from Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine on the track “My Machine” and an appearance by Lemmy on the track “Wasted,” which he co-wrote with her. Prior to those collaborations Vernon Reid of Living Colour played a guitar solo on the track “One & Only” from her 2007 release Death or Glory. She has shared the stage with Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, who also co-wrote “Say What You Want,” from V’s 2017 release, Bridges Vol. 2. She has also appeared with Camp Freddy featuring members of Jane’s Addiction, The Cult and Blink-182.
The last few years have seen Queen V playing in support of theBridges Vol. 1 and 2 EPs which she released in February of 2016 and November of 2017, respectively. 2018 saw V continuing to focus on expanding and evolving her sound and songwriting, making frequent trips to Nashville, where she recorded 2017’s Bridges Vol. 2. 2019 brought a return to her New York City roots as V began working on Bridges Vol. 3 with Grammy-winner Chad Carlson, who also produced Vol. 2, the singles “Like You Do,” “Honest,” “Falling In Love” and “Write Your Song” are streaming now.
Queen V’s first full show of 2020 was her Royal Jam at Ulysses, a singer-songwriter-focused evening, which took place on January 25th. Though the Coronavirus pandemic has put touring on hold for the foreseeable future, V continues to work on new music for Bridges Vol. 3 from home. The final single of 2020, “Strong,” is streaming now, an accompanying video was filmed in NYC with director Otoja Abit, and can be viewed here.