“There were a number of things about my childhood that were tragic and unhappy, yet the Ozarks is deep in my bones and I still carry a great love for the area and it’s beauty, even after fleeing to Chicago almost 20 years ago.”
On April 6th, Chicago-based singer-songwriter Jodee Lewis released her latest album Buzzard's Bluff, which emerged out of self-reflection on growing up in a small town in Missouri, the trials of faith, and a 19-year marriage with children.
Today, TDC is extremely proud to premiere the video for the album's piercing title track. Led by violin, upright bass, and Lewis' vocals, which convey an emotional mix of truth, anger, and determination, “Buzzard’s Bluff”, is a cathartic release that centers around a hidden darkness that lies beneath the visible beauty of the Ozarks. Beginning with an aerial view and ominous melodic undertones, the video follows the story of a woman who is confronting earlier secrets after the passing of her father and, via a climactic bridge, ultimately makes the decision to let go of her past and begin anew.
"If you drive for 80 miles southwest of Highway 44
To those Ozark woods where outside folks don't stay
There's a cliff called Buzzard's Bluff where we would lie on high ground
Watch the birds below circle round their prey"
Lewis' previous album, Whiskey Halo was chosen as country album of the year in the 14th annual Independent Music Awards, and the single “From A Bottle” took top honors as country song of the year as well as taking runner-up in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the country category. Lewis is currently on tour. For more information visit:
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