Alison Mosshart releases second solo song and video 'It Ain't Water'
13 May 2020
Rise / It Ain't Water 7inch to be release on Juli 31
Today, Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather), shares her second solo song “It Ain’t Water,” and reveals details of the forthcoming 7-inch release on Domino Records. The vinyl release pairs this extraordinary new track with previously-released digital single “Rise,” available for pre-order now and set for physical release on July 31. “Rise,” her debut solo track recorded for FacebookWatch show Sacred Lies, was released in April to widespread critical acclaim.
Written late last year, "It Ain't Water" was recorded with Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey). Mosshart had been sitting on the track for quite some time, and every time the singer found herself battling a bout of writer’s block, she’d pick up her guitar and sing it.
Alison on working with Alain Johannes: "Working with Alain on 'It Ain’t Water' was a blast. He’s such a talent and such a kind person. His mind is wide open. He understands and sees the beauty in imperfection, magic moments, accidents- the soulful human stuff, and the spirited super-human hard to explain stuff that makes a song great. Working with him was an honor, and also, hot damn he can play any instrument like a champ… like he invented the instrument himself. Alain Johannes IS music.”
Praise for Alison Mosshart and “Rise”:
"It’s hard to believe that Alison Mosshart, of the Kills and the Dead Weather, hasn’t made a solo single until now. ‘Rise’ stays close to the bluesy foreboding of her other bands. A thumping drum and a bare-bones guitar shuffle surge into visions of dire times and a promise to outlast them." - The New York Times
"a bluesy slow-burner packed with the singer's signature yowl" - Entertainment Weekly
"The guitar-driven track slow burns, growing into a blast at the chorus. Despite the dark tone, there’s an uplifting feel to the lyrics…sounds just like the type of words many of us need to hear right now." - SPIN
"The song is right up the sleazy punk-blues alley that Alison has long excelled at" - Brooklyn Vegan"
‘Rise’ exhibits the fierce energy and soul of anything she’s been a part of thus far, filling the track’s four-minute runtime with powerful vocals." - FLOOD Magazine
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