Kelly Flint

Kelly Flint

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Kelly Flint, singer for the great lounge noir band, Dave's True Story, puts out an album of her sleek post modern folk songs.

Biography

Postmodern folk with a tinge of Americana. If you want to reduce it to an easily digestible phrase, that’s what you might call the music of Kelly Flint. As the sultry voice for the trenchant songs of David Cantor in New York City-based cult faves Dave’s True Story, Kelly made five albums and was the toast of The New York Times, the Kennedy Center, and more.

But now it’s time for her to spread her solo wings, or more appropriately, to Drive All Night. That’s the title of Flint’s first solo album, and what that album’s about is the sum total of the places she has been. In the album’s warm, organic arrangements, acoustic sonorities, and occasional open-road, real-America flavor, you can discern Flint’s Midwestern youth, spent soaking up the classic folk-rockers of the ‘70s.

In the more complex shapes that Flint’s lyrics conjure in the mind’s eye, and the subtle harmonic twists that keep Drive All Night from becoming strictly an “Americana” album, her coming of age in New York City is apparent. Her involvement in the jazzy sophistication of Dave’s True Story, her immersion in the complicated, urgent, shades-of-gray sensibility that is the experiential dividend of New York life – it’s all in this striking new batch of songs. Sometimes the trenchant bite is just under the surface, and sometimes it snaps up to nab a piece of your heart.

Drive All Night features 13 Kelly Flint original compositions, as well as her unique take on the Moody Blues classic, “Story In Your Eyes,” written by Justin Hayward. She assembled a stellar cast of some of New York’s finest players to join her on the album, including guitarist Gerry Leonard (David Bowie, Duncan Sheik) and drummer Doug Yowell (Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik).

Produced by Jeff Eyrich, bassist and producer for Dave’s True Story, Drive All Night doesn't leave Flint’s previous musical life entirely behind; you can still hear the combination of hope and world-weariness, blue moods and gossamer balladry that helped make that group indie darlings. But this album adds another string to Flint’s bow, and establishes her as a distinct musical entity, ultimately reliant on nothing but her own artistic road map.

Kelly Flint – Drive All Night – BePop Records
Release Date: February 27, 2007
www.kellyflint.com

Publicity Contact: Mark Pucci Media (770) 804-9555 / mpmedia@bellsouth.net

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Drive All Night was produced by Jeff Eyrich.

Lyrics

Drive All Night

Written By: Kelly Flint

Drive All Night

Darkness folds around the car
like a moth
we are driving
just to be driving
the heater’s blaring
and the radio’s on low
you hurt so deep I know
and I will stay real close

And we will drive all night
we will keep the road in sight
we will survive this night
this hard night

God has left us stranded
in the dust
all I know is what I see
and what I see makes me believe
that He has lost His mind
there’s a madman in the sky
that one so young should die

And we will drive all night
I swear we’ll keep the road in sight
and we will survive this life
this hard life

I remember when we were younger
we would fall
but it did not matter
glass would break
but it did not shatter

From this night our innocence is gone
the bell has tolled a final sound
I wake up and I look down
to find your empty arms
if I could pray I would
but that’s one thing I have never understood

so we will drive all night
we will keep the road in sight
we will survive this night
this hard night
this hard night

© Words Turn Into Birds Music (SESAC) 2007

Cartoon

Written By: Kelly Flint

Lyrics to Cartoon

Cartoon

You must've had a bad dream
that somehow involved me
but please know please recognize
I didn't do it I have alibis
it's just like the cartoon
where the guy hits the guy on the head
with a frying pan
isn't it

It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
where the guy falls off the cliff
and he's flat

It's a cartoon
and a little puff of smoke comes up
and it's funny and he rises up out of the dust
and that's the way it is
isn't it
isn't it

You cut me way beyond the quick
and everybody knows I deserved it
callous and uncertain
I guess that we were flirtin
with an anvil attack

It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
and I'll pull off your beak
and you'll be wearing a cheap cowboy suit

It's a cartoon
so you turn into a flying cat
and you fly to the moon
but you always come back
and that's the way it is
isn't it
isn't it

It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
isn't it
It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
It's a Cartoon
where the guy falls off the cliff
and he's flat

© Kelly Flint Words Turn Into Birds Music (SESAC) 2007

Discography

Drive All Night

Set List

The Rest of My Life
Sleepwalking
Just a Kid
Stars that Glow
It's a Shame about the Rain
Blood and Bone
Drive All Night
Story in Your Eyes
The Letter, 1974
Cartoon
Never Unless
Song to My Soldier
Bottle Rocket (The Truth Hurts)
Marilena
Alchemy