Bleed is an explosion into all new sonic territory for musician-composer-singer Laura Bradley. Harnessing the power of her trademark angelic sound, Bradley unleashes her voice with the emotional whiplash of a spectral force. While Laura Bradley’s previous projects (Rain, Anthems, The Prayer and Storm) received hot AC radio, substantial press and critical acclaim, they all served as a launching pad. Through those projects and the accolades that came with them, Laura has had the freedom to peel back the layers and get to the true essence of who she is musically. Bleed is a high-speed rock album that swerves off the straight & narrow and spins out into groove-heavy pockets of distortion and atonal dissonance, high-octane hooks and the haunting piano melodies – Bradley’s trademark.
Her compositions offer us a look into a woman’s vulnerability masked by rage. Lips, a thundering song of remorse offers takes a fresh approach to indie rock, while Amazing Grace, an unusual partial cover of the great standard, incorporates the classic hook centered on Bradley’s original verses and bridge. Cool Dark Slip pays homage to the late great author Kate Chopin and her short story, The Awakening. Dazed is a sly tribute to The Black Crowes, while the stadium-sized swagger of Bleed, Not Anymore and Come On scream of Bradley’s desire to harm battling her desire to heal. With an extremely loyal and ever-growing fan base by her side, Laura has graced stages large and small, leaving the audience breathless and longing for more. Bleed is the salve to their wounds and quenches their thirst for rage and redemption.
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- Come On
- Cool Dark Slip
- How Do You Know
- Not Anymore
- Amazing Grace
All songs written by Laura Bradley except Amazing Grace chorus, written by John Newton, 1725.
Amazing Grace lyrics, except chorus, written by Laura Bradley.
Amazing Grace music, except chorus, written by Laura Bradley and Martin Bejerano.
Produced by Michael Wallace & Martin Bejerano.
Additional production by Rob Tarango & Yury Anisonyan, Optimum Sound, Los Angeles CA.
Pre-production by Martin Bejerano, Strutter Studios, Miami FL.
Arranged by Martin Bejerano & Laura Bradley, Strutter Studios, Miami FL.
Recorded by Michael Wallace, Stonyvale Studios, Tujunga CA; Martin Bejerano, Strutter Studios, Miami FL; Rob Tarango & Yury Anisonyan, Optimum Sound, Los Angeles CA.
Original drum recording and arrangements by Jason Furman, Miami FL.
ProTools editing by Michael Wallace, Stonyvale Studios, Tujunga CA.
Mixed by Rob Tarango, Yury Anisonyan and Michael Wallace at Optimum Sound, Los Angeles CA. Mastered by Stephan Marsh, Los Angeles
Bass by Michael Wallace; drums by Glenn Sobel; piano and keyboards by Martin Bejerano; main rhythm guitars by Yury Anisonyan; lead, ambient and rhythm guitars by Shawn Cunnane; cellos on Bleed, Lips and How Do You Know by Dave Eggers.
Photography by Jerry Hinkle, Miami FL
Hair and Makeup by Hillary Hinkle, Miami FL.
CD layout and design by Hillary Hinkle and Laura Bradley, Miami FL.
Manufactured by CD Depot, Miami FL.
Copyright©2010 Laura Bradley | Fairy Dust Music, Fierce Fairy Publishing, BMI. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.