Hot Video Alert: Keren Ann - My Name Is Trouble
The video for Keren Ann's new single, "My Name Is Trouble" is simply stunning. While we do have back up dancers and some light choreography, both are understated here, shining the spotlight deservedly on Keren Ann and her beautiful voice.
“I was looking to create a robotic yet feminine atmosphere with a modern choreography—one that I am able to follow not being the greatest dancer of all times,” says Keren Ann of the video. “The dress by Alexandre Vauthier is very important. The director, Benjamin Seroussi, has his own true sense of aesthetics. I wanted a blend of architecture and motion with a twist of a religious cult.”
This worldly beauty was born in Cesaria, Israel and is now based in Paris and Tel Aviv - when she's not on the road, that is. 101, Keren Ann's sixth studio record, will be her first in nearly four years. Her first two records were recorded in French, followed by Not Going Anywhere back in 2004, released through EMI and featuring English recordings of four songs found on La Disparition, her second album. On the new album, Keren Ann brings "a new energy, a broader range," and "a sense of new ground broken." 101 is a collection 10 songs, each produced, composed, arranged and engineered by Keren Ann - a true labor of love. "Ultimately 101 embodies what Keren Ann`s music is all about: the songs, the voice, the sound."
To help support the release of 101 on March 22nd, through EMI's Blue Note Records, Keren Ann will be embarking on a 14-date North American Tour, kicking things off with two NYC shows at the Bell House and the Bowery Ballroom. Additionally, Keren Ann has the extreme honor of performing with ?uestlove (of The Roots) April 17th at the Kimmel Center as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Check out the list of tour dates below and see Keren Ann on tour. Also, make sure you pick up a copy of her new single "My Name Is Trouble" on iTunes (HERE) and watch the beautiful video for the song below.
April 17/Kimmel Center/Philadelphia, PA
June 7/Bell House/Brooklyn, NY
June 8/Bowery Ballroom/New York, NY
June 9/ICA/Boston, MA
June 11/The Warhol/Pittsburgh, PA
June 13/Lincoln Hall/Chicago, IL
June 14/Cedar Cultural Center/Minneapolis, MN
June 17/Triple Door/Seattle, WA
June 18/Biltmore Cabaret/Vancouver, BC
June 19/Doug Fir Lounge/Portland, OR
June 21/Yoshi’s/San Francisco, CA
June 23/Casbah/San Diego, CA
June 24/McCabes/Santa Monica, CA
June 25/Luckman Fine Arts Complex/Los Angeles, CA
June 28/Drake Hotel/Toronto, ONT