Delta Rae Work With Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham On Song; Premiere Video For New Single

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Durham, NC’s own Delta Rae has kept busy ever since releasing its debut record, Carry the Fire last year on Warner Brothers Records.  The band recently teamed up with Fleetwood Mac’s very own Lindsey Buckingham on the band’s re-recorded version of its new single, ‘If I Loved You.’

The video for the re-recorded song was released exclusively via RollingStone.com yesterday.  Audiences should note that while Buckingham had a hand in the new take on the song, he wasn’t in the video.  Regardless, fans can check it out now at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/delta-rae-pair-with-fleetwood-macs-lindsey-buckingham-in-if-i-loved-you-premiere-20130326.  Singer Elizabeth Hopkins takes vocal duties on the song.  She discussed the song in the band’s interview with Rolling Stone.  “This video captures what I love most about the song,” she said.  “It’s simple and raw.  Telling someone point blank that you don’t love them is difficult and painful.  I’ve done it.  It feels horrible, but there is also a release that comes along with it, a lifting of weight.  I think this video lets you focus on the rawness of that message.”

Fellow band member Ian Holljes commented on the excitement of playing with Buckingham, whose band is the favorite band of the members of Delta Rae.  “I can’t really accurately express how wild it was for us to learn that Lindsey Buckingham had played on ‘If I Loved You,” he said.  “I grew up on stories of how my parents (along with every other kid on campus) would blast the entirety of Rumours out of their college dorm room windows.  Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham’s writing have been so influential to us so to have his talents and incredibly distinctive guitar playing laid over one of our tracks felt like the world sort of folding over on itself.  Ultimately it was rewarding on two huge levels – the thrill of having one of your heroes play on your song and the actual impact of his beautiful guitar work enhancing the song so meaningfully.”

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records/Sire Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records/Sire Records

The band’s album is available in stores and online now.  It can be ordered direct online from iTunes at http://bit.ly/Zp5laF.  The band is currently touring in support of its debut release.  It will be in New Orleans on April 11th at Howlin’ Wolf.  It’s just one of many dates currently scheduled that will take the band through this summer.  Among the band’s current dates is a handful of dates in North Carolina between April 26th and May 4th.  For a full list of tour dates and to get all the latest news from the band fans can “Like” the band on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deltarae.  Fans can also get the latest news from the band and a free 11-track live album on the band’s official website, http://deltarae.com.

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Delta Rae Releases Video For New Single

Durham, North Carolina’s own Delta Rae is making waves at radio stations across the country, and making fans out of even more audiences in the process.  Now the band has taken another step in its career as it has released the video for its new single, ‘Dance in the Graveyard.’  The video is a Dia de los Muertos themed piece.  By contrast, its upbeat lyrics make for a video that’s deeply moving. 

Photo Credit: Norman Wonderly

Band member Ian Holljes said of the inspiration behind the song, “These past few years have been the first of my life when I’ve lost people who were really close to me”, he said.  “The death of one of my closest friends as well as a mentor with whom I lived with left a really strong impression with me and inspired this song.  These people were wonderful parts of my life.  For me, they’re not resting in piece.  They remain vivid, important influences in my life.  They still move me, and in so many ways I’m still dancing with their spirits and the memories they left behind.  The song reflects both my personal attitude towards dying, but also how I want to remember the people I love who have passed on.”

Holljes went on to explain how these feelings translated to the vision for the song’s video.  “When it came time to shoot a video for the song, we wanted to pay homage to Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday whose rituals treat death with a similar celebratory feeling as the song—remembering the dead as vibrant and real—and create a story where the dead and the living are reunited to dance once more.”

Fans can check out the video for the song right now on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPOM0IUsd_0&feature=youtu.be.

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