Sorry it got rough, SINGLE: LILLY HIATT – “The Night David Bowie Died” (Trinity Lane LP)
Lilly Hiatt – ‘Trinity Lane’ is available @ Bandamp.
by Walter Price
Although Lilly Hiatt’s ‘Trinity Lane’ has been out for a bit, track two is a song that continually creeps back into my days. “The Night David Bowie Died”, lyrically, is more akin to a late night DM than the standard verse/chorus structure.
Those familiarly haunting, slightly boozy regrets/pleas that have to be told right then.
“I wanted to move back to California
Have a baby with ya, I know you aren’t up for that
I’m sorry I was such a bitch that night in the city
Baby, I want ya back”
Set to a driving Alt-Honky Tonk grind, produced by Shovels & Rope’s Michael Trent, the power of this track is the lack of forced formulaic wordplay. Rather, realities pure and tactual.
“I see you got your place all cleaned up now
Must be nice to have me out, I know you’re finding hairs on the mattress and stuff
I left a few things over there, maybe I could keep them there
I’m sorry it got rough”
‘Trinity Lane’, as a whole, is an addictively gorgeous must witness collection. And if you haven’t laid ears on it yet, let this track be your gateway heartbreak. Check out the indie film-vibed video, directed by Will Holland, below.
In a recent Facebook post, Hiatt announced that a new album is in the works, “The moon has been full and I sure love June. Working on a new record and leaning into an electrifying energy that I believe in.”
Article over photo by Alysse Gafkjen
Produced by Michael Trent
Recorded by Andy Dixon at Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC
Mastered by Dave McNair at Dave McNair Mastering in Winston-Salem, NC