Video: The Natvral “A Glass of Laughter”

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The Natvral returns with ‘A Glass of Laughter’.  With hints of ‘Blood on the Tracks’ era Dylan singing over the Heatbreakers covering ‘My Back Pages’ Kip Berman, AKA The Natvral delivers a poignant look into the ghosts that haunted the early days of the pandemic.  As he performs in a disco ball, dive bar we see two lovers on a park bench, exchanging a gift and seemingly facing a relationship crisis.

“These songs live somewhere between the climate crisis of 1816, the climate crisis of now, and the climate crisis of the heart,” says Kip Berman. “You might say it’s a gothic record—but the house isn’t haunted. The ghosts moved out years ago, but I still get their mail from time to time.”

Recorded in a single week in London with producer Andy Savours, Berman brought the songs he had crafted after putting his children to sleep to life.  He reflected on the studio experience,  “The way we recorded it felt very much in step with the hope I had when I started this project,” he says. “Which was: I just want to pick up my guitar and sing – whether it’s by myself or with a band, whether it’s for a handful of friends in a basement or something more. Andy, to his credit, never let me deviate from that ideal.”

The London sessions led to the new full-length album ‘Summer of No Light’, available now on Dirty Bingo Records.

About Ed Donnelly 153 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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