Video: Hannah Rose Platt “Dead Man on the G Train”

Photo credit: Ester Keate

Hannah Rose Platt kicks off her debut album with ‘Dead Man On the G Train’.  Noir animation fills the screen with a tale of murder and deceit.  The song starts with just Platt’s voice and guitar and builds to a gothic crescendo as the story unfolds.  Animator Marc Corrigan brings Platt’s dark tale to life with halftone images that recall Raymond Chandler and Humphrey Bogart.

Reflecting on the ‘Deathbed Confessions’ album producer Ed harcourt says, “Hannah is a consummate storyteller and as soon as I heard her songs I was happily bewitched…  I think we’re both very similar in the fact that we are obsessive film aficionados & therefore think in a more visual way in our approach to the music and the sounds. What I love about working with Hannah is that she is very free and totally open to my delusional bouts of grandeur and hopefully you, the listener, will hear the love and the pathos and the dark humour that we have managed to commit to tape in equal measure. Congratulations Hannah and I can’t wait for the world to hear this dazzling humdinger.”

Platt joins in, “I’ve always been fascinated by the variety of emotions ghost stories and horror can evoke. I wanted to create a sonic anthology series of haunting vignettes, and wrote a collection of songs exploring polarised themes of death, love, the afterlife, murder, regret, the uncanny, the kindness of strangers, and the downright bizarre! The characters in the songs are linked as they travel by train to the afterlife, each revisiting key moments, decisions and regrets that subsequently shaped their lives. I hope the listener feels a desire to curl up and be transported back to ‘story-time’!”

The album was recorded quickly in only five days at Harcourt’s Wolf Cabin Studios with Freddie Draper, Lester Brown, Charley Draper, Gita Langley and Alex Palmer accompanying Platt.

Hannah Rose Platt hits the road in the UK opening for Frank Turner this spring.  ‘Deathbed Confessions’ drop in stores and streaming services on 19th May via Xtra Mile Recordings.

About Ed Donnelly 124 Articles
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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