Rachael Yamagata - Nobody (Official Video)
NEW ALBUM 'Tightrope Walker' Out September 23, 2016
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NOBODY VIDEO CREDITS:
Directors: Rachael Yamagata and Kate Carbone
Producer: Kate Carbone
Editors: Rachael Yamagata and Rocco Avallone
Post Production and Digital Imaging: Out of Town Films
DP/ Chief Lighting Tech: Adam Bogus
DP/ Camera operator and Steady Cam: Michael James Murray and Rocco Avallone
Choreographers: Michele Romond, Michele Sasse and Bianca Gatto
Dancers : Michele Romond, Michele Sasse, Bianca Gatto, Brielle Gatto, Jessica Lamonaca, Noelle Gallager, Lucia Petrongolo, Francesca Rose Gerace, Lucia Catherine Gerace, Morgan Michelle Macklin-Jones and Alexis Nicole Anselmo
Solo dancer: Noelle Gallager
Hair and makeup: Toni Burke assisted by Keri Lynn
Wardrobe: Rachael Yamagata
Special Thanks to Chez Dance Studio, Shiela Romond and Nick Spencer (Romond Craft Services), Paul Sottile Jr., Craig Ebner and Courtney Custer
Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Rachael Yamagata will release her fourth album, entitled Tightrope Walker, on September 23rd via Frankenfish Records/Thirty Tigers. The album will be available for pre-order tomorrow, July 22nd, from all major DSPs. Those who preorder the album will receive the album's lead single "Nobody" as an instant grat download.
With its themes of perseverance, relentless, and owning your own power, Tightrope Walker (Yamagata's first album since 2011's Chesapeake), represents an artistic rebirth both lyrically and sonically for the Woodstock, NY-based artist. "When [French high-wire artist] Philippe Petit was asked why he walked the tightrope he responded, 'Why - there is no why.' This really f--d me up," Yamagata says. I was devoting an entire theme of the tightrope walker to my new record: defending the weary spirit and empowering the underdog while using the high wire artist as a symbol of how to get through, but it hadn't yet occurred to me to contemplate the why of getting through or the why of even my own art. Beyond that, why continue in an industry that I'd not yet conquered or pursue this when you have to give up so much to do so? Something propels our survival and search for happiness and it's this desire to overcome what threatens to break us that continues to fascinate me. If you're thinking of quitting - anything - this is your record," she says.
The album began when Yamagata had what she describes as a "mystical vision" at home in Woodstock. "I'm not religious, but I am spiritual and I love the signs," she says. "Did I 'see' a sweat lodge where strangers experienced a cathartic healing after facing their own traumas? Yes I did. They weren't pains devoted solely to heartbreak in relationships, but also to the desperation of a youth getting pummeled by loss of a loved one, failure of a dream, betrayal by those you thought were your allies - human condition struggles. I started to write and 'Tightrope Walker' was born. My musical identity started to shift and the sweetheart of tragedy transformed into grit and hope. My lyrics have become both vicious and optimistic and my musical identity has gone off the map. A 16 year-old indie rocker recently described it as 'a new genre of music,' and that suits me just fine."