Common Holly Shares Details of New LP
Brigitte Naggar AKA: Common Holly’s forthcoming release When I say to you Black Lightning is described as an “exploration of the ways in which we all experience pain, fear and self-delusion, and how we can learn to confront those feelings with boldness”. The full-length will be released on October 11th via Barsuk/Royal Mountain Records/Dalliance/Remote Control Records/Solitaire Recordings
“This record isn’t one singular statement, it documents a period of growth. The songs were written mainly over two years and they all reflect potent moments from that time. While it’s obviously personal and based off of my own experience, I want this album to feel familiar— life gets complicated as we grow, people form relationships to each other, they lose things, they discover pain, fear, self-delusion; sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s weird, often it sucks—and we have to navigate our way through all of that.”
This narration of experience is first introduced on the orchestral opener “Central Booking,” (slang for jail), where Naggar illustrates the story of someone whose troubled past forces them to pick up and start over in Canada. Whispering the hook I’m sorry New York broke you, she coyly pairs empathy with aloofness—suggesting perhaps that for once, someone else’s concerns might not need to be hers as well—while also playing on the stereotype that Canadians can’t help themselves for apologizing wherever they go
July 26 – Toronto, ON, Canada w/ Sky Wallace @ Yonge-Dundas Square
July 27 – Teulon, Manitoba @ Real Love Fest
July 29- Minneapolis, MN,USA w/ Mauno @ Kitty Kat Club
July 30 – Chicago, IL, USA, w/ Mauno @ Schuba’s Tavern
July 31 – Sandusky, OH, USA w/ Mauno @ HALO live
August 2 – Brooklny, NY, USA w/ Mauno Trans Pecos (Night Class)
August 3 – Portland, ME, USA w/ Mauno The Apohadion
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