Cold Cold Love - CALICO the band
LCM UK VIDEO EXCLUSIVE
We are thrilled to announce a UK video exclusive for Calico's latest single 'Cold Cold Love' which was directed by Jen Derwingson. The single was released on the 15th August, with the new video premiered yesterday in the US. It's a murder ballad in modern dress about the dark consequences of obsessive love. The song is taken from their wonderful forthcoming second album 'Under Blue Skies' (on California Country Records) which is due to be released on the 15th September. The video for 'Cold Cold Heart' has a strong western theme and was filmed just outside the famous 'Joshua Tree' in Southern California, which the band say has a “mystical cosmic country connection, that is inspiration for us”.
Calico are a Californian Americana Country group led by the female duo of Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit, who are known for their signature intimate and tight harmonies. They are a California band in the deepest, most natural sense of the term, their name is shorthand for California country. Their music echoes what Gram Parsons famously dubbed 'Cosmic American Music'. The sound and feel of 'Under Blue Skies' is inspired by the duo’s shared love of Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles, the Everly Brothers, Fleetwood Mac and of course the Beatles. It is both infused and inspired by the spirit of the original Laurel Canyon. Their songwriting touchstones also includes Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, The Band and Tom Petty. Manda and Kirsten feel so connected to this classic and timeless music, that they’re able to make it fresh and vibrant, bring it up to date and make it their own.
“Because we’ve spent so much time together, we feel more comfortable expressing vulnerability in the lyrics; there are definitely more love songs. There’s certainly meaning to our debut album 'Rancho California', but it’s more broad strokes; on Under Blue Skies, we were able to dig in and get more personal.” comments Manda.
During release week, the band will be performing two official AmericanaFest Showcases in Nashville, TN. On Thursday, September 14, CALICO THE BAND will perform The California Country Social–presented by California Country Records & The Alternate Root–at Fond Object Records (5pm to 8pm) and Saturday, September 16 for another Official AmericanaFest Showcase at The 5 Spot (midnight).