Inara George has dropped the music video for “Slow Dance” from her recently-released solo album DearestEverybody, produced by Mike Andrews and available via Release Me Records. Directed by Jeremy Cohen, the video explores the song’s themes of growing older and the melancholy often felt when reminiscing about lost youth, even if it’s not longed to be repeated. CLICK HERE to watch the video for “Slow Dance” via Hollywood Life, where Inara invites passersby to dance and reconnect with aspects of themselves that may have been left behind as they aged.
“I wanted the video to capture a certain vulnerability that I think the song has. So I liked the idea of just standing in a public place and being open to meeting new people and dancing with them,” says Inara. “I come up with these ideas that I explain to my director, Jeremy Cohen, and he miraculously seems to understand exactly what’s inside my head. He’s directed all my videos for this record. We’ve had a lot of fun.”
The dream-like, entrancing rhythm of “Slow Dance” can be found on Dearest Everybody, Inara’s first solo album since 2009’s release of Accidental Experimental. A collection of deeply personal songs never intended to be released, Dearest Everybody traverses the line between joy and sorrow, exploring the grief of losing loved ones – as well as the gratitude for the moments shared with them – to find warmth in the rockiest of places. CLICK HERE to download via Release Me Records and CLICK HERE to purchase the vinyl via SlowDown Sounds. The lacquers for the vinyl were cut by Kevin Gray from the original 96/24 final mix files, plating and pressing at R.T.I., pressed on the best vinyl compound in the world (HQ-180), and housed in an Old Style Tip On double gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing.
Inara, one half of The Bird and The Bee (her collaboration with Grammy-winning producer and instrumentalist Greg Kurstin) and a member of the Living Sisters, was recently featured on Foo Fighter’s“Dirty Water” and Superfruit’s “Everything,” which she co-wrote for their debut album Future Friends. Having performed alongside that dog. at Riotfest and duetted with Shirley Manson and Garbage at theHollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last year, Inara is currently on tour:
INARA GEORGE’s Upcoming Shows:
February 16 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
February 18 Portland, OR @ Mission Theater
February 20 San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord (Noise Pop Festival)
March 25 Charleston, WV @ Culture Center Theater (Mountain Stage)
More dates to be announced soon!