I confess I am new to Low Cut Connie but their new single, ‘Beverly’ is fantastic. It’s a slice Americana with a rolling, rumbling piano and an Elton John quality about the vocals and melody (the good version of Elton John) with just a touch of alt.western sleazy rock n roll. In fact apparently Elton John is a fan, as is Barack Obama, which quite frankly is good enough for me.

The song is accompanied by a video with vignette of a life of loneliness on the road:

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The song is off Low Cut Connie’s new album entitled ‘Dirty Pictures Part 2’ due out on 18 May, and singer Adam Wiener says of the song:

“When we’re on the road we stay in really low-rent motels, and I meet a lot of people living there for the week, month or year, and you hear such amazingly crazy stories. Some are very sad, and what I found intriguing about this character is her existence is entirely isolated and really day-to-day, but she maintains this spirit, this inspiration, this glamour that she carries with her. When I wrote the song I could feel an air of sadness and resilience swarming around this Beverly character. She is fundamentally alone, but she moves through life like a remote and undiscovered star. I’ve known many of these strong sexy women who stitch a life together with so few resources. I could feel her in my bones in this song, and it was a joy to try to conjure her up in the video.”

The song certainly captures a sense of longing, sadness and regret. It’s quite beautiful.

Low Cut Connie have a couple of dates in the UK in April:

May 9 – Edinburgh, The Voodoo Rooms – tickets
May 10 – Manchester, Night People – tickets
May 12 – London, The Garage – tickets

Video credits:
Directed by Joe Wehner & Adam Weiner
Shot by Joe Wehner
Edited by Andrew Van Baal
Post color by Planet Ten / George Murphy