We have a video premiere today from Lotte Mullan for her new single ‘Dear Elvis’ which is released on 18th May. Recorded with Band of Horses in their Nashville studio, ‘Dear Elvis’ is a very British blend of Alt Country which skips along on the surface but is, at it’s heart, one of the darkest songs on Mullan’s new record ‘Love’s Bonfire’.
‘Dear Elvis’ is a letter to the King of rock ‘n’ roll written by a child who sees his mother stop crying when Elvis comes on the radio. There is both the simmering threat of violence and the unanswered letters, but with it just a glimmer of hope in the power of music. Watch the new video below:
Love’s Bonfire was a featured album on Folk Radio UK back in March this year, it’s an album ablaze with superb songcraft throughout. You can read our review and interview here which offers a great insight into the making of the album and Lotte’s approach to songwriting.
Lotte has some tour dates coming up which we’ve listed below so try and catch her performing live if you can.
13th June – Norwich – Waterfront
22nd June – London – Green note (ticket link)
26th June – Plymouth – Live Lounge at The Barbican
27th June – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
18th July – Larma Tree Festiva
‘Dear Elvis’ is released 18th May on Raindog Records via Absolute.