By Ian Bremner
Lera Lynn might be known for spooky, dark, folk music best heard in the corner of a ill-lit, smoky room, but she knows how to stretch the limits too. When the her band gets involved, the soundscapes remain as moody and gritty, but lifted to a new level.
Where bluegrass and more traditional folk may have been her start, she has taken a darker turn in recent years and truly found her stride. Her recent album, Resistor, was billed as the album from the eerie bar singer from the second season of True Detective. For as much star-power as that show possessed, Lynn came out as the true star. Fans were treated to Lynn’s simple strumming and cunning voice.
With a voice like Lera Lynn, she couldn’t really make a wrong turn, and while her wheelhouse is still the scorned singer/songwriter, when she launches into full-fledged rock n roll singer on tracks like Shape Shifter and Drive, none of the intensity is left behind.
She debuted a cinematic new video for Drive (which sounds like it could have been produced by Blood Orange in his lo-fi days), filled with cigarettes, lipstick, petty theft and a sweet 72″ Chevelle.
It’s unlikely she will be taking the Chevelle from the video around the country on her new tour, but it makes for a pretty picture.
FOR THE LAST TIME
Listen to Resistor via spotify