Brian Larney – The Crossing

Labels:Factory Underground Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:17
From the Album:The Crossing
Formats:Non-Commercial,NPR
Available Date & Time: Aug 10 2018 10:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Aug 10 2018 00:00:00

 

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Brian Larney is an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as "quirky, earnest, and vulnerable." It's a sound as rooted in the pop music writers of the mid-1960's as the contemporary artists that he is often compared to, ie. Jason Isbell and The Decemberists. 

 

"The Crossing" is Larney’s first single release since his 2017 album “America Needs The Town Hall," a starkly beautiful song that tackles some dark social issues. One can't help but wonder if the enigmatic songwriter isn’t dealing with some personal demons of his own: “I wrote the song at a point in my life where I was dealing with some heavy emotional issues-a lot of personal pain. Writing it helped me to cross into a new emotional place.” 

 

The song, which features Larney on acoustic guitar, with an organic setting of drums, bass, piano, and rich, textured backing vocal, is featured in a black-and-white music video directed and edited by Larney himself. The video is now available on YouTube.

 

The cinematic video covers a lot of social geography in a short amount of time, touching on issues of religious fanaticism, mass violence, depression, and mental illness. An episode of violence we witness is without explanation or condemnation, highlighting the song’s neutral tone and poetic poignancy. A glimpse of both a Confederate and American flag, the latter with a rifle laid gently upon it, reveals much without judgment.

 

With the deep cultural divide facing America in 2018, with equally passionate and fervent Americans lining up on both sides of the chasm, as Larney sings, "Is there a line you won't cross?" –the brooding question on the horizon seems to loom that much larger: "What line are we as Americans unwilling to cross? …I can't help but wonder," Larney says.

www.BrianLarney.com
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