Tonight we feel excited to host the exclusive premiere on Last Day Deaf of the ‘combined’ effort of Kory Burrell‘s Dogwood Last with London based animator Juliet Bryant for the reimagination of the leading single ‘BONNIE‘ (2018). ‘BONNIE (Redux)‘ is the lead single off their first record, ‘Time Follows‘. an emotive folktronica/indie electronic gem that gradually builds up, preparing the listener for its cathartic, pure idm climax after 3.30 mark, after “still I forego” verse. Prior, to this the band cleverly leave enough space for the listeners ‘to fill in their own context and characters‘.
“BONNIE (Redux)” reimagines the leading single “BONNIE” from the band’s debut record “Time Follows.” The song explores classic themes such as time, forbidden love, and sense of place through imagery that’s both hyper specific and comfortably opaque – taking the listener into a familiar emotional framework, but leaving enough space to allow them to fill in their own context and characters.
It’s a tender rendition compared to its explosive counterpart, but still captures the emotional peaks and excitement of the album version. It’s this balance of tenderness and explosiveness — specificity and generality — that make the most delicate moments in Dogwood Last’s work so resonant. “BONNIE (Redux)” is made further visceral through the forthcoming lyric video by London based animator Juliet Bryant, releasing May 21st.” Kory Burrell
(New York, NY) Folk / Indie Electronic group Dogwood Last announce their new video for “BONNIE (Redux)”, a reimagined version of their lead single off their first record, Time Follows. The song’s first version was released in 2018 and featured bombastic and rhythmic electronic-folk influences. Now, the band returns with a stripped-down rendition, filled with ambient reflection and depthful tones. According to the Brooklyn-based band, “BONNIE” “explores classic themes such as time, forbidden love, and sense of Place through imagery that’s both hyper specific and comfortably opaque – taking the listener into a familiar emotional framework, but leaving enough space to allow them to fill in their own context and characters.” The new video, animated with scenes from nature and warping geometric shapes, perfectly captures the song’s tranquil yet transcendent character.
Dogwood Last began as a solo project of experimentation in 2015, initiated by Kory Burrell. The next few years saw him compiling demos and song ideas, eventually leading to Dogwood’s debut release Time Follows in 2018, co-produced by Thomas Wincek. After the record’s release, Dogwood took in four new members, including musicians Jesse Morvan, Matthew Jernigan, and Skyler Hanger. Since then, the band has been performing live shows across New York and the tri-state area before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The group gathers sonic inspiration from alternative artists such as Bon Iver and The Japanese House.
Time Follows features collaborations from a multitude of talented musicians, including JT Bates, who has worked with Taylor Swift and The National. It was also mastered by Huntley Miller, who has previously worked with Bon Iver and Tallest Man on Earth. The “BONNIE (Redux)” video was animated by Juliet Bryant and provides listeners with a delightfully introspective experience.
Stay tuned for more upcoming releases from Dogwood Last throughout 2021.
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