As Karen Elson gears up for the summer release of The Ghost Who Walks, via Jack White’s Third Man Records, she is unveiling a few teasers which certainly prove that her debut solo album will be more than a vanity project backed by her famous rock star husband. We loved Elson and friends’ live studio video to the title track last month, and heard strong reviews coming from her SXSW showcase last weekend, but another preview arrived today…
Elson premiered the video (watch below) of “The Ghost Who Walks” B-side “Stolen Roses,” filmed in Los Angeles’ notoriously musical Laurel Canyon by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker, aka the Belles of the Black Diamond Field (perfect match, right?).
Meanwhile, Elson spoke to WWD about what we can expect from her first record:
I was definitely influenced by living in Nashville and listened to a lot of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, so there are a lot of mournful songs on there. There are also a lot of murder ballads on there, which is quite morbid.
Elson goes on to describe how it may be hard for some to sympathize with her oft-melancholic personality, so her songs utilize the point of view of “characters and whatnot instead.”