Chastity Brown premiers her new video at US and UK dates announced

Chastity Brown has released “Carried Away,” the powerful new video from her May 19 album, Silhouette of Sirenstoday at “Chastity Brown is that soothing blend of rock and soul that we’ve all been waiting for,”  writes Afropunk of the singer/songwriter’s “undeniably distinctive sound” which has been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, Paste Magazine and many others. Brown has announced tour dates for the US and England (scroll down), including an NYC CD-release show on Tuesday, May 16 at the Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2).
Influenced by her background, Brown’s music embraces the political, covering topics of identity and belonging. “What I’ve realized is that the personal is political,” she said in a recent interview. “Just by me being a bi-racial, half-black, half-white woman living in America right now is political. Just being a person of color, a queer woman of color, for that matter, is freaking political.”

On “Carried Away”, Brown explains, “I grew up in a trailer park in Union City, TN, with an incredible mother, brother and sister and a very abusive stepfather. There have been times throughout my life since leaving home when I experience debilitating flashbacks both while waking and asleep. Music has been my lifeline. A week after an episode, my long-time writing partner, Robert Mulrennan, sent me the music for the song now titled ‘Carried Away.’ I wrote the song over the course of that following week. It is as though some of these songs have come from a portion of my psyche that would not allow my thinking mind to filter through it.”

The album is available for pre-order now at iTunes and Amazon.


TUE 5/16     New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
SAT 5/20      Falls Church, VA – Stone Room Concerts
SUN 5/21     Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Upstairs 
MON 5/22    Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
FRI, 6/02      St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theater CD release show 

THU 6/08       Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey – The Victoria Hotel
FRI  6/09       Bewdly – Music in the Hall @ St George’s Hall
SAT 6/10       Portarlington, County Laois – Bear in the Woods Festival

SUN 6/11       Manchester –  Gullivers
TUE 6/13       London –  The Borderline
WED 6/14      Nottingham – Bodega
THU 6/15       Glasgow – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
FRI 6/16         Newcastle – Jumpin’ Hot Club
SAT 6/17        Biggar –  The Wee Gig @ Biggar Corn Exchange
SUN 6/18       Birmingham – The Hare & Hounds