Katie Buchanan has just released a brand new video for her song, “Run,” from her debut album Glow. Originally from Kansas, Buchanan is a singer-songwriter whose music explores a vein of subtle guitar pop steeped in Americana and heartbreak. She plays around New York rock clubs, drinks too much whiskey, and combines Midwest honesty with the directness that accompanies living in the city. She released her newest LP, Glow, on March 3rd. In the past, her music has been described as an intense kernel of pop that combines pristine guitars and synths with a smoky, cracking feminine voice. The result is a deep sense of longing and catharsis. I especially enjoy these lyrics: “We who linger / We fools and cheaters / We never did see who won / We just hold on / We hold on / ’Til we’re numb.” To me, these words are a beautiful expression of the soulfulness of the song, which is also communicated in the chords and melody.
No Depression, a music magazine based out of Brooklyn, New York, recently wrote about Buchanan: “It’s these under the radar artists like Katie Buchanan that renew my belief that, in the right hands, rock is not dead so long as it’s presented on a plate of spicy true blues tradition with just the right garnish of folk, roots, country and yes – a little electronica. The Americana will follow and it will embellish it beautifully.”
Music by: Katie Buchanan
Directed by: Nicolas Pesce