Photo by Scott Preston
Delta Rae return with their first batch of new recorded music since the release of their debut album, Carry The Fire, in the summer of 2012. The Chasing Twisters – EP comes out digitally on November 19th and includes the electric title track, which premiered today via Rolling Stone. The band is currently working on a new studio album, which will come out in 2014.”
On the subject of “Chasing Twisters”, Delta Rae guitar player, singer and songwriter Ian Holljes goes deep with Rolling Stone: “When I was a kid, my dad would make up songs about my brother and me, cast as heroic cowboys fighting our way through the Wild West, always with a galloping horse beat like in the theme for Bonanza” explains Delta Rae When the band started touring through the Southwest, I found myself wanting a song like that, anthemic of that incredible landscape and history, evoking the mysterious badlands and cowboys and Indians flying across the salt flats. So I started with the beat and the song came together slowly, the central theme pulled from one of my favorite American folk stories, Pecos Bill, in which the greatest cowboy who ever lived lassoes a tornado. The idea of chasing twisters in the canyon — chasing something you’ll never catch — is a lot like songwriting for me. Always trying to write the perfect song — a song that can’t be written.”
Delta Rae recently released the official music video for their goosebump inducing single “If I Loved You.” The six-piece band teamed up with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, their all-time favorite band, who played guitar on this re-recorded version of the track, which also appears on the Chasing Twisters– EP. “If I Loved You,” was a top 5 single at AAA radio and is now off to a great start at Hot AC.