Gayle Skidmore, ‘The Golden West’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Indie singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore is premiering the music video for her song “The Golden West” exclusively for readers of The Boot.
The title track of Skidmore’s forthcoming album, "The Golden West" was recorded at Ninkasi Studios in Eugene, Ore. The record is Skidmore’s way of processing five years of touring, personal loss, painful relationships and searching for ways to heal, and the "The Golden West" video came about as Skidmore was finishing up recording for the disc.
"We enjoy creating a positive vibe that is conducive to the creative flow, so that means lots of snacks, drinks and dancing around," Skidmore tells The Boot. "For this session, I sat in with [my band] to coach them on the emotion of each part, and to make sure that the parts I had written translated well. I often compose parts for them on the piano, so it’s amazing to hear them come to life with viola, violin and cello when we can finally all get in the room together.
"Part of what made this album so special to me," she continues, "was being able to translate how music helped me through the toughest times in my life into art, music and videos.”
The Golden West will be Skidmore’s 20th release as an indie artist, but her first full-length vinyl recording; the project is also accompanied by an adult coloring book. No release date has been set just yet, but fans can keep up to date with Skidmore on her official website.