After an '06 adventure touring with the Gnarls Barkley live band, Los Angeles-based, genre-defying singer-songwriter Holly Palmer has recently completed her fourth and latest solo album, Songs For Tuesday. In July, she previewed several of its songs on CNN in an interview with Shannon Cook. Also last month, Palmer celebrated the record's official launch with a release party and showcase at tastemaker Hollywood boÃ®te Hotel Café, where she has a return engagement on Fri., Aug. 24, 7PM. Covering both coasts with shows this month, Holly brings her intoxicating sound to NYC's East Village club destination Arlene's Grocery on Wed., Aug. 29.
Brimming with immediacy, emotional intelligence and soul, Songs For Tuesday's magic is ideal for intimate shows - it was recorded live in an L.A. studio with a small audience present to experience Palmer's unadorned, electrifying delivery. She also co-produced with Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.), who plays drums, and Justin Meldal Johnsen (Beck, Macy Gray, Ima Robot), who multi-tasks on bass. Standouts like the quixotic "That's Why They Call It Rome" feel as if they're being confessed directly to the listener. The pop/R&B dazzler "I Will," first featured in the 2005 Jessica Alba film Into The Blue, melts hearts with unfiltered charm and grace. Overall, Tuesday's direct, sensual charge underscores the fact that Palmer first taught herself music by repeatedly singing along to "Sassy's Blues" from Sarah Vaughan's classic live LP Sassy Swings The Blues - the same spellbinding dynamic is in action.
"I Will" Video
That's Why They Call It Rome
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
"Holly Palmer is American music's best-kept secret...[Her vocals on Songs For Tuesday are] precise, impassioned and characterful." — Mail On Sunday
"Standard, brilliant Holly Palmer...our favorite yet. Her trademark themes of love and sex are intact but...the honesty and intimacy of it all is felt just a bit more...off the record, if you ever happen to see some fools driving around Los Angeles inexplicably weeping at the wheel, it's probably us listening to 'I Want You.'" — LA Underground