By Mandi Kimes
While Heather Woods Broderick currently resides in Portland, Oregon, she spends most of her time on the road, performing and recording with artists including Sharon Van Ettten and Efterklang. This time on the road naturally works its way into her music as her songs stitch together stories and landscapes with tragically endearing harmonies. Heather’s new single “Wyoming,” off of forthcoming album, Glider, is no exception. Set in the metaphorical landscapes of Wyoming, it briefly chronicles past and present instances in the lives of two would-be lovers. The song was tracked live at Type Foundry recording studio in Portland, Oregon with her brother Peter Broderick on drums and Dave Depper on bass. The beautiful visual counterpart, directed by Jeff Rowles, follows Heather wandering on the Oregon coastline as she reminisces about her unrealized love. Edward P. Davee shot the video on super 16mm film, adding an additional layer of nostalgic tarnish to Heather’s lyrics.
Glider is out July 10th on Western Vinyl. The album is available for pre-order via iTunes now. All pre-orders come with instant free downloads of the first single, “A Call For Distance,” and “Wyoming.” Next week, she’ll hit the road for a pre-release tour supporting Jesse Marchant. Check back here for a show review of Broderick's performance at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on May 27th, as well as a full album review.