Video Premiere: Sue Rynhart – Black As The Crow Flies

Sue Rynhart Sky by Sophie Merry

The follow-up to her 2014 debut album, Crossings – a release that was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Irish Times‘ Ticket Awards – Dublin vocalist and composer Sue Rynhart’s new album Signals has been receiving a wave of critical acclaim from a wide range of Irish and international voices. Forging an exquisite midpoint between delicate and forceful, jazz and classical, as well as contemporary and canonical sonic realms, her emotionally-dense avant-garde craft rewards an attentive ear and repeated listen.

Directed by artist Sophie Merry, we’re pleased to present a first look at the video for ‘Black As The Crow Flies’. A highlight from Signals, it unravels from a sublime, skeletal impressionism, before blossoming – briefly but brilliantly – into some sprightly glossolalia to close. Sealing the deal, Merry’s visuals capture the track’s gossamer-like, subtly layered tone and sway in fine fashion.

Sue Rynhart will play the following shows in October and November:

Wednesday, October 4: Róisín Dubh, Galway
Thursday, October 12: Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
Friday, October 27: Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool
Sunday, October 29: Cork Jazz Festival, Cork
Saturday, November 25: Jazzycolors Festival, Paris

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