Video: Bells Larsen “Ten Hands”

Bells Larsen documents transition and transformation in ‘Ten Hands’.  Shot on VHS over the course of the year the singer tells a story of love and acceptance in a gentle, almost childlike tone.  The video was created by Larsen and Em Grisdale.   The arrangement is sparse with Larsen on guitar vocals and banjo, Daniel Crowther on pedal steel and producer Matt Gueli on synth.

Reflecting on the lyrics and video Larsen says, Ten Hands’ is about being seen. For a long time, I figured that I had to choose between being myself and being loved. This song is a testament to the fact that I can choose both. Contrary to what some might think, the point of my transition isn’t about an arrival at a final destination; I don’t know that such a place exists. The only arrival that makes sense to me is the one where I come home to myself.”

‘Ten Hands’ is drawn from ‘If I Was, I Am’, Larsen’s new EP out on Next Door Records.

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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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