Her Crooked Heart is the new name, the new music of Rachel Ries. Watch her new video/single Are You Good You Are (Directed by Jesse Johnson and filmed in Eau Claire, WI), from her latest EP To Gentlemen. Her Crooked Heart will be on tour in the UK throughout May – remaining dates below.
Her Crooked Heart’s first release, To Gentlemen (CD & 7” vinyl EP), hit the ground spinning on May 5th, complete with Rachel’s own limited edition artwork and featuring members of Bon Iver & Field Report.
Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years, Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singersongwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is a syncopated horn line and a string section; a choir of angels and a bass synth, leaving exaltation and devastation.
But one thing has remained true since Rachel’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.
Her Cooked Heart Tour Dates
Friday 19th May – Silvie, Oxford (w/ Megan Henwood)
Sunday 21st May – Songs from the Shed – Curzon Music Festival, Clevedon
Sunday 21st May – Basement @ Green Note, London (w/ Megan Henwood)
Friday 26th May – The Crown and Sceptre, Torquay