Seattle’s All the Real Girls have shared the video for their first single and title track off of their debut album Elk City. The beautiful video was directed by Tucker Wysong. WATCH “ELK CITY” HERE
“Elk City” is one of the twelve songs on the album that were all inspired by the stories told by an eccentric, 70-something year old chainsmoker named Jo who singer-songwriter Peter Donovan met while shooting the independent film Lost On Purpose.
“This older woman was telling me about her sister, who had passed away recently, pretty unexpected in her sleep, and she was saying they have this really old tradition in her family, when somebody dies…” Says Donovan.
“She stopped all the clocks in the house right at the time she found her sister and then invited a bunch of people over to drink wine and play cards and they would all take turns sitting in with the body, saying goodbye.
The whole thing seemed really bizarre to me at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I kinda liked the idea that when this person died, her whole experience was basically just a big going away party, with all her closest friends, and that’s where the song came from.”