Booth’s new album is out October 20th via Last Night From Glasgow and Scottish Fiction.
You know we love Edinburgh indie outfit Mt. Doubt, so we were pretty stoked to hear that Mt Doubt band member Annie Booth wanted to premiere her new video for ‘Chasm’ on Overblown. In her solo guise she ploughs a more folk tinged singer / songwriter furrow. One that is filled with nuance and emotion.
‘Chasm’ is a track that possesses that ease that sounds simple but is actually rather difficult to pull off. It is a cathartic and energetic folk rock track that is tinged with melancholia and baskets of melody.
Annie took a little time to chat with us about the new video. Have a gander and read what she had to say.
Overblown: What musical influences do you have and how do you think they have helped shape your sound?
Annie Booth: I’ve always loved the exposed, genuine nature of acoustic music. I remember Turin Brakes’ album The Optimist LP and Bombay Bicycle Club’s Flaws really inspiring my songwriting. More recently though releases by Villagers and Daughter really captured my imagination – they beautifully paired tracks reminiscent of the singer-songwriter tradition with more visceral indie-rock, a genre I’ve also long been a fan of. In general I just really like a something with an interesting vocal and a catchy melody that’s a little bit dark.
O: What was the inspiration for the video and what was the experience like?
AB: I worked with Brian Sweeney on the video – he’d already shot the artwork for the new album, so we were keen to go for a look that tied into that. I’d had trouble visualising ideas for ‘Chasm’ but Brian came up with a nice, simple concept that lent itself well to the track. We also got to go gallivanting around Edinburgh on trams which was fun.
O: You’ll be playing two launch shows in October. What can fans expect?
AB: Sneaky Pete’s and The Hug and Pint are two of my favourite small venues so I’m very excited to launch the album there respectively. I’ll be joined by a band who I’ve played with for a few years now – they definitely added an alt-rock dimension to the album, to the point where I wrote quite a few of the songs with those guys in mind. I’m also looking forward to hearing sets by the brilliant Laurence Made Me Cry and talented Jared Celosse.
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