London based Dubliner Louis Brennan has released his latest single, ‘Airport Hotel’, along with the live video for ‘The Culture Of Resistance’, filmed at The Harrison. Both tracks are taken from his debut album Dead Capital.
‘Airport Hotel’ is a beautifully poignant ballad around a passionate encounter, and as always, is imbued with the allegory and sensitive metaphor that characterise his writing. His brooding baritone juxtaposes the soft folk guitar and jarring strings, before opening up into an impassioned second chorus, full of aching, strained emotion.
The video for ‘The Culture Of Resistance’ sees Louis performing the track live at The Harrison, an intimate performance with only Louis backed by a haunting pedal steel guitarist. Playing in a dimly lit and crowded room, the video accentuates the emotion and subtle nuance ever-present in Brennan’s writing, with the warm lo-fi quality of the video adding to its atmospherics.
Brennan’s sound is remeniscent of (Peanut Mixtape’s favourite) Father John Misty, Conor Oberst, John Grant and Johnny Cash with the lyrical command of legends like Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave.
Dead Capital will be released on February 28th, with the following track listing:
Bit Part Actor
The Culture of Resistance
Get on Top
The Narrative of Self Defeat
I walked Away from a Glittering Career
Home Sweet Home