Norine Braun has the Bulldozed Blues in her powerful new single and animated video — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Another topical and pointed offering from the Vancouver singer-songwriter’s recently released concept album Songs For Trees, the darkly intense Bulldozed Blues slowly but surely rolls over you with all the measured, unstoppable strength you’d expect. Opening in a thunderstorm as menacing chainsaws roar in the background, the brooding track attacks rampant construction at the cost of our precious environment.
“We are in a dire time as we fight climate change,” Braun explains. “Trees are the lungs of the planet. They are the most crucial living organisms on Earth, affecting our environment more than anything else. They are fundamental to the continuity of life on the planet. They are our salvation and the key to abating climate change at a pivotal time of the healing for this world.”
Director, animator and designer Dylan Moore of Outhouse Cartoons captures the lyrical imagery with his evocative animation that depicts the band performing in a lush forest that is being cut down. Moore is best known for his humour in works like The Snot That Ate Port Harry (2019), The Case of the Midnight Murderer (2013) and Pork Cops: Smells Like Justice (2014).
Braun’s 13th album, Songs For Trees was produced by Adam Popowitz, who also played lead guitar and bass alongside Elliot Polsky on drums and percussion, Alice Fraser on keyboards, and Huggybear Leonard on blues harp, harmonica, ocarina and penny whistle, with Braun supplying rhythm guitar in addition to lead vocals.
Emotional, heartfelt and eclectic, Braun is an award-winning artist (Western Canadian Music Award nominee, Banff Centre Musician in Residence, Los Angeles Independent Music Awards, SIBL International Songwriting Competition). Her music is described as “delicious alt-rock with bluesy country hues.” Braun released her 12th album December Falls for Christmas 2020. It was heralded as a new seasonal release worth putting under your tree.
Watch the video for Bulldozed Blues above, check out Songs For Trees below, hear more from Norine Braun at Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Apple, Amazon and YouTube, and keep up with her at her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.