#632 Haley Bonar – Kismet Kill

‘Kismet Kill’ is taken from Haley Bonar’s upcoming album Impossible Dream, due in August. Raw, fuzzy guitars undercut Bonar’s vocals as she sings of love and disappointment, a stirring combination that inspired a striking video from director Nicole Brending. “What captured me thematically about Kismet Kill is the tension between growing up too fast while also never growing up at all,” Brending said. “Haley’s voice has a dreamlike quality, so when I was listening to the song, the story of this woman started to materialise in my head, in surreal, Alice-In-Wonderland-type imagery as she chases a memory and her life gets in the way. Haley and I are both David Lynch and John Waters fans, and she gave me permission to “get a little weird,” so I tried to honour that sensibility with a tone that’s both humorous and dark and imagery that’s visually distinct.”

Haley will be out on tour in October to support her new record – the full dates are below.

21 October – Brighton, Green Door Store
22 October – Gateshead, The Sage (with Field Music)
23 October – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
24 October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
27 October – London, Moth Club
28 October – Bristol, The Louisiana
29 October – Manchester, The Ritz (with Field Music)