VIDEO: Alice Russell – Heartbreaker
by Gregorio Vincent
“Heartbreaker” is the first single to be lifted from much loved British soul and blues singer Alice Russell’s upcoming fifth album, To Dust, which follows in February 2013.
“Heartbreaker” highlights the crisp, cutting edge production and eclectic influences which nestle alongside a love of vintage soul at the core of Alice Russell’s style, a sound honed over the years with co-writer and producer TM Juke. The perfect introduction to the new LP, the track sees Alice at her best, mixing soul with intoxicating gospel overtones. “It is a broken hearted love song about the end of a relationship”, Alice explains. “it’s about that time when you’re just emotionally exhausted, you know you just have to let it go, you are resigned to it all being over.”
The “Heartbreaker” video stars long-time Alice fan Harry Shearer, the Hollywood actor and cult comedy hero known for roles including Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls and many voices in The Simpsons, and for his long running radio show on LA’s KCRW.
Checkout “Heartbreaker” below and you can learn more about Alice here.