Watch Alaina Cross Get Spooky in New Video For “Six Ft”

If you really think about it, the term “dark pop” is kind of an oxymoron. We’re not going too deep into semantics though, because the music that falls under this genre is still catchy and upbeat like pop music is known to be. Singer Alaina Cross is a perfect example of this. We wrote about this newcomer back when she released her single “Six Ft”, and now we’ve got the spooky video footage to accompany it.

If you thought the song itself was chill-inducing, then you’re in for more goosebumps. Shot in a vacant, 1850s home in Jonesborough, TN, the video depicts Cross as a ghost haunting her former lover as she sings about their relationship’s demise. She also casually prances through a graveyard, you know, as one does. So take note, boys, because after you watch this, you’ll think twice about how you treat your lady.

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Alaina Cross Unveils Dark New Pop Single “Six Ft”

We wrote about local singer Alaina Cross back when she released her debut single as a solo artist after years of fronting hard rock band The Resolute. Now the powerhouse singer has a brand new song out called “Six Ft,” a dark, haunting pop track that keeps the edge she mastered during her time playing rock music.

“Six Ft,” which was written by local songwriters Ryan Kenney and Justin Brooks, starts out with glitchy electronic beats and picks up with a catchy hook before she belts out, “If you want to leave me, you’ll have to lay me six feet down,” followed by a swell of violins. When asked what drew her to the song, she said:

“‘Six Ft’ was written to paint a picture of the range of emotions you go through during heartbreak. Breakups can quickly bring out our crazy side. The song addresses the dark mental space that accompanies a relationship’s demise and speaks to some of the unstable (and slightly creepy) thoughts that often enter the mind in emotional turmoil.

I had been looking for the right song to launch this new project and when I heard the demo of ‘Six Ft,’ I knew the lyrical content and melody was exactly what I was looking for. The first time I heard it I could hear myself singing it, the type of production I wanted, and I saw an entire visual story in front of my eyes. I knew I had to bring the song to life and to the stage.”

It’s safe to say that’s something all of us can relate to in one way or another, so have a listen to “Six Ft” after the jump.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Art Rock Duo Fox Grin Unveil New EP ‘Dawn’

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Art rock isn’t really a genre that we tack to many local acts we cover, but after listening to Fox Grin‘s lush new EP Dawn, it’s something we would definitely like to hear more of. Luckily, this duo are paving the way for a great niche in the Nashville rock scene, and they were nice enough to let us premiere their latest release.

After relocating to Nashville from Atlanta a little over a year ago, Thomas Chapman (vocals/guitar/keys) and David Bean (bass/backing vocals), the creative forces behind Fox Grin, started navigating their way around by hopping on some local bills at spots like The East Room and Mercy Lounge. By the time they left Atlanta, they had two full-length albums under their collective belt, and have been busy putting in work on the Dawn EP.

Dawn features four tracks, each showcasing the band’s ability to create unique arrangements while still keeping a pop-like accessibility. Opening track “Fall Into You” starts things off with a fast, punk vibe, but calms down when Chapman’s soft, smooth vocals begin. It was recorded along with the lo-fi jam “All Alright” live at the Brown Owl Studio here in Nashville, and features Matt Prince from blog favorite The Gills. “Jack Quick” slows things down to an acoustic-driven tune with a slight country twang, and “Totem” rounds things out with a swirling, psychedelic vibe. The overall tone of the album is cinematic and dreamy, creating visuals that you can get lost in.

Check out the EP for yourself after the jump, and visit Fox Grin’s website to keep up with their show schedule and future releases.

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All Them Witches Debut Video for “Bruce Lee,” Announce New LP & Feb. 24 Release Show

We’ve got great news for all you All Them Witches fans, the psych-rock four piece are slated to release their new album, Sleeping Through The War, on Feb. 24, AND they’re kicking off their supporting tour here in Nashville at Exit/In on the same day! Following the success of last year’s Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, the new album, which was produced by the legendary Dave Cobb, promises to deliver the gritty, fuzzy style that fans know and love, while also pushing their art into new territory.

The band recently premiered the video for the first single, “Bruce Lee,” and you can check it out after the jump! Tickets for their hometown show are already on sale, so make sure to grab yours here before it sells out.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Frances & the Foundation Debut Video for “Allison”

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This has been one hell of a week, but at least we always have new music to look forward to. Today, we’re stoked to premiere the video from local rockers Frances & the Foundation for their new song “Allison.”

The video features lead singer Samantha Frances looking pretty distressed as she sings into the camera, with frames flashing back and forth of her furiously applying makeup. Toward the end, we see the anger come out of this fierce powerhouse singer as she screams, “You made me your backup plan / You made me the other man.”

We got to hear a little bit about the inspiration for the song from Frances herself, “My close friend would always find herself in an on again off again relationship. Whenever she was unhappy with her boyfriend she would hit on me & use me. At first you think the attention is flattering, until you start to develop those deeper feelings.”  Samantha continues, “The video shows how quick life can go from pretty & clean to spiraling out of control, but reminds us that you always have a choice to let go.”

“Allison” is her confession and acceptance, and she’s not looking back.  Watch it for yourself after the jump!

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