Kelli Scarr - "Break Up" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

by Sarah Zupko

8 February 2011

The Berklee College of Music-trained singer-songwriter delights with her latest video from 2010's superb debut release, Piece.
 

This Berklee College of Music-trained singer-songwriter has had music in her bones from a very early age, showing a love of singing at the tender age of three whence upon she began recording her young vocalizations with a little hand-held tape recorder. That love never dimmed through the years and followed her through schooling at Berklee, stints opening for Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene after her move to Brooklyn, and work on a number of film soundtrack compositions. She got her big break when Moby took notice of her work and invited her to work with him on his 2009 album, Wait For Me.

Now just this past year, Scarr has released her solo debut, Piece, a superb album that we lavished praise on back in November with an 8 rating. PopMatters’ Matt James raved, “Piece is a beautiful record. A mesmerising, bewitching début. Amongst its ten tales, there’s nary a dud in sight. It feels timeless, out of time, and could’ve been born in 2010 or 1910. It’ll leave an ache in your heart, for sure. It’s as sad as friendly faces frozen for eternity inside cracked picture frames or once cherished toys gathering dust in the attic. It’s authentic Americana with a whole lotta soul. Scarr’s is a smouldering smoky voice backed by vibrant, elegant playing and enough trinkets and sparkle to fill Aladdin’s Cave. Like the best stories, Piece is one you’ll want to hear over. Don’t let it go unheard.”

Today, we have the pleasure of premiering Scarr’s newest Matthew Nourse-directed video for the tune “Break Up”, a highlight of Piece among many such highlights.

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