VIDEO PREMIERE: Heather Bond Brings Fiery Soul & Sultry Edge Via “Swoon-worthy”

Heather Bond’s voice is a sultry and soulful thing, evoking an urban soul aroma that buzzes with cadence and grace. Now poised to release her sophomore solo album, The Mess We Created, Bond presents a diverse and distinctively groovy new collection, written in close collaboration with renowned bassist and producer Viktor Krauss (Lyle Lovett, Bill Frisell, James Taylor, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss). “We didn’t have a plan for our sound; we just wanted to create interesting music,” says Bond. The duo’s first collaborative single “The Mirage” (track 2 on The Mess We Created) became one of the year’s top 100 most played songs on Nashville’s Lightning 100 radio, inspiring Bond and Krauss to continue working together on what would ultimately become the full-length album.

Collaborating expanded Bond’s creative process: An experienced songwriter and pianist, she began writing dynamic melodies to unique bass lines crafted by Krauss, and together the pair took advantage of Krauss’s extensive collection of vintage musical equipment. The resulting sound is enjoyably tricky and difficult to categorize: completely modern while hinting at an earlier musical era. No software synths or reproduced samples were used. “Heather has a classic voice,” says Krauss. “As a producer, I felt it was important to make music that could be appreciated for decades—not just for right now.”

Glide is premiering the video for “I Don’t Know,” one that surely shows off Bond’s propensity for brassy pop and edgy soul that sounds as if a ’90s alt band (Elastica) jammed for a day with Sia.

“Ich Weiss Nicht is German for “I Don’t Know.”  This song, though disguised as sort of a fun, upbeat, playful tune — is actually quite the opposite lyrically.  It’s a song asking all the big questions:  What’s your biggest dream?  Your biggest fear?  Your biggest shame?  Why do you believe what you do?  What happens when we die?  Etc.  We may not have all the answers to these questions, but we hope to figure it out as we go, and stay curious and grow in the process of this mess called life,” says Bond.

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