From the album Glider on Western Vinyl
Directed and edited by Jeff Rowles,
Shot on super 16mm by Edward P. Davee
Tracked live at Type Foundry recording studio in Portland, OR with Peter Broderick on drums and Dave Depper on bass
Heather Woods Broderick excels at distilling her experiences into a soulful melancholy that's enduring both for it's intimate relatable moments and its persistent sense of mystery. Her uncanny ear for evocative production and gorgeous vocal harmonies serves her well on her new album Glider. Throughout the album, the rich dreamlike atmospheres she creates hint at a darkness looming on the horizon, while the singularity of her ethereal voice always seems to linger long after the music has stopped.
Heather Woods Broderick:
The lead single off Heather Woods Broderick’s new solo album Glider, “A Call For Distance,” is sprawling and pristine, loping through New Age, jazz, and folk with ease. Broderick followed it up with “Wyoming,” an even more expansive, woozy song that evokes the flat, hot plains of its namesake state. My mom grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming, so we visited there once when I was really little. Since I was raised in Oregon, it was shocking to me that I could see flat, arid land stretching on for miles all around, with no mountains, trees or bodies of water in between. “Wyoming” taps into that beautiful rural desolation, building to almost a wail at the end. It’s such a gorgeous, fuzzed-out reflection on a lifeless landscape; she manages to capture the beauty and harmony of the desolation as well as the loneliness.
Along with the song itself she’s released a muted, black and white video that eventually bleeds into color as the song builds. Directed and edited by Jeff Rowles, it was shot on super 16mm by Edward P. Davee. You can tell this video was not filmed in Wyoming because it has trees, oceans, and mountains.
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