Anti Records today revealed a teaser video from singer-songwriter Neko Case. The video which lasts just under 90 seconds seems pretty set on being mysterious, not the first time we’ve seen this happen either…remember those chain of video teasers from Tom Waits. But what we do know is that she has been working on a new album which was discussed with NPR after an 18-day recording session in Tucson, Arizona. The track from the video is ‘Where Did I Leave That Fire’ which she revealed made her feel like she was living in a submarine so she had submarine noises added which give the track a haunting ambience. The album, for now, as revealed at the end of the video is tentatively called The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight. The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. There appears to be a growing obsession with stories of the sea and she has apparently used a line from Melville’s Moby Dick in one of the songs that will feature:
“There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness”
Due for release this month (June 10th) is an album that Neko Case guests on: Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County a southern gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. This extraordinary collaboration features original music and lyrics plus key dialog excerpts performed by a stellar cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. It also includes the musical’s complete libretto, penned by Stephen King. A haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge 13 years in the making.
All looking exciting!