New album, It All Goes Up, due out on August 4th
Beth Bombara will be releasing her anticipated new album, It All Goes Up, this Friday on Black Mesa Records.
As the follow-up to 2019’s Evergreen, It All Goes Up finds the St. Louis-based singer-songwriter ramping up her craft both on the writing pad and in the studio. Bombara produced this album herself, along with her partner, Kit Hamon. The drums, bass, and rhythm guitar were all tracked live, with lush sonic layers laid on top of the basic rhythm section one by one. Supported by her smart musical sensibilities, emotionally savvy lyric writing, and the strength of her production skills, Bombara’s latest batch of songs shine.
“I wanted to make a record that was lighthearted yet meaningful,” she explains. “Songs that are fun to listen to, but also have something meaningful to say. Fair warning, there’s also a couple songs that might cut a little deeper. I think it’s a true picture of my progression as a musician, producer and songwriter. In the span of one album, we go from some pedal steel Americana vibes, to R&B with full strings, to contemplative Rhodes piano. There’s a lot of textures going on, and I’m excited to share the journey with listeners.”
One of the highlights of the forthcoming LP is the song “Everything I Wanted,” a Lucinda-esque rocker about the struggle to achieve the notion of satisfaction in one’s life.
“The idea for this song popped up after having so many conversations with friends about this cycle we find ourselves in- the pursuit of happiness,” she reveals. “This idea that as soon as we acquire this thing, or more money…then we will finally be happy. But that’s not how it works. So I wanted to raise the question, what do we really need in life? And are we chasing someone else’s dream, or our own?”
Illustrating the tune is the kitschy, colorful video, which Rock & Roll Globe is beyond honored to premiere today on the site.
“I have a soft spot for diners,” Bombara tells us. “It runs in my family- my grandfather opened a diner in New Jersey in the 60’s and my dad spent a lot of time there as a kid, helping out. So, I’ve always wanted to make a video that incorporated a diner. Luckily one of my favorite diners in St. Louis, the Southwest Diner, was up for making my dreams come true. We teamed up with director Sean Kirkland (who worked on previous videos for the Evergreen album), who had some ideas about weaving a story through the video. We just wanted to have fun with it, and I think that shows. It loosely ties in with another video we released for the song ‘Moment’ on the new record that was filmed during a tour to the southwest.”
Watch the video below and pre-order It All Goes Up here.
VIDEO: Beth Bombara “Everything I Wanted”