Video Premiere: Hannah Aldridge “Dorero”

Hannah Aldridge
Photo Credit: Amanda Chapman

More magic from the muddy shores of Muscle Shoals, Hannah Aldridge brings Southern Gothic vibes to life in the video for ‘Dorero’.  Aldridge’s striking, unsmiling visage fills the screen as her breathy alto voice fills the air.   Chamber music strings join the fray a third of the way through the song.  The lonely images of the video were created by director Gabriel Mozart Abeyta for Claymo Productions.

Of the song Aldridge says, “‘Dorero’ came to life in midst of what felt like the darkest moment in my life. I was drowning in the magnitude of what a pandemic meant for me and dealing with a lot of loss and grieving in every area of my life. I was sitting in the parking lot of my apartment in Nashville, TN, talking to my friend Lachlan Bryan on the phone, who lives in Melbourne, Australia. We talked about the possibility of writing some songs together via the internet while we were all home quarantining to give ourselves something to do during our down time. A couple days later I had a rough demo in my email from Lachlan of a song that started “I take back everything I said Dorero. I don’t believe a word I read about you”, and from there the song was given life. I sent back some more lyrics and music and in a couple days we had the first song for the record.  This song and, eventual record, was me grieving out loud. I was in such a dark place that I just wrote like it was the last thing I would ever write.  I was lucky to have Lachlan Bryan and his right hand man, Damian Caferella, on board 100% when we came to production. We carefully created an Old Hollywood, cinematic sound, colliding with Southern Gothic storytelling and it all began with ‘Dorero’. 

‘Dorero’ is from the upcoming album ‘Dream of America’ which will be released by Icons Creating Evil Art in June of 2023.

About Ed Donnelly 97 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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