Video: Swimming Bell “For Al and Lee”

Swimming Bell
Photo credit: Lisa Bolden.

Swimming Bell’s new single ‘For Al and Lee’ is accompanied by a muted, black and white video that uses line-drawn animation and stop motion to bring the song to life.  This is the first single from Katie Schottland’s new album ‘Charlie’ on Permanent Records.   Pulling from the long Los Angeles folk tradition, the song was co-produced by Oli Deaken.   A soft and pastoral track, ‘For Al and Lee’ is a supportive prayer for two friends as they set out on a new path in life.

Reflecting on the video she said, “I wrote this song as a blessing for my dear friends, Allison and Lee, as they embarked on their next chapter in life. Inspired by Neil Young’s love song to his truck, “Long May You Run,” it captures the impact our time together in New York had on me.  We shared incredible moments playing in a band, and our lives intertwined and grew during our time in the city. This song is a reflection of the gratitude I hold for those experiences and the growth with my friends.  The video, brought to life by the talented Isaac Teixeira, perfectly complements the song’s essence. I made the little clay flowers.”

‘Charlie’ is available in stores and on streaming services now.

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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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