Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Karen Bella, whose self-titled EP debuted in the Top 40 at #30 on the Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Radio Charts, has revealed that she is serving up her hot new video for her latest single “Jack Honey.”
A catchy, Americana track that has been hailed as “the type of song that will bring out the inner badass in you” (Indie Spoonful), “Jack Honey” has quickly become a favorite among DJs and fans alike. In fact, since its release earlier this spring it has enjoyed air time on such international stations as 102.6 FM Radio Free (DE, Germany) and 107.8 FM Black Diamond (Scotland, UK), and, in the U.S., Long Island’s 94.3 The Shark has made it its summer anthem with Morning Show Host Brian Orlando describing the song as “every bit sultry as it as summer.”
Deciding to celebrate its success, Bella teamed up with esteemed Director James Callahan and his production team at Camp Rattler to create a video that she says “portrays the song’s message of hope, second chances, desire, tribulations and rock n’ roll fun, all the while dealing with realistic relationship woes.”
Filmed at multiple locations throughout the Northern Pennsylvania Pocono region, as well as the surrounding Philadelphia area including the iconic biker/music bar Bridgeport Ribhouse located in Bridgeport, PA (home to such notable artists as Bill Haley & The Comets’ Franny Beecher, The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen, Jeffrey Gaines, Candlebox’s Brian Quinn, Rusted Root’s Zil Fessler and more), the settings, according to Callahan, provided the perfect alchemy of bucolic and bravado that he was looking for.
“The truth of the matter is that Karen Bella’s single “Jack Honey” is an absolute pop earworm,” said Calllahan. “It has depth and range that cannot be depicted in a one-dimensional story. That’s why we juxtaposed such beautiful scenery as the mountains with the reality of what it means to sustain a relationship not only in the ‘real world’ but in the music business. It really is a shot of reality.”
“I’m so proud of the ‘Jack Honey’ music video,” said Bella. “It was important for me to know that the story left the viewer wanting more. Working with Camp Rattler, allowed me to be creative, which was liberating. After watching the final version, I knew that James, the crew and I shared the same vision about how the song should be translated to film.”
“Jack Honey” is just one of the hit singles from Bella’s sophomore, self-titled, release following her debut album Ordinary Girl in 2013. Enlisting multi-instrumentalist Josh Dion of Paris Monster to produce and help create the album that she says “captures her experiences and spirit,” Karen Bella is being called her strongest work to date.
It not only features a production team that includes Dion, Grammy®-Nominated Engineer Jake Lummus, and Nate Woods (mastering), but also such prestigious musicians as Teddy Kumpel, Geoff Kraly, Chris Parker and Ryan Scott, who create a consistent, crisp, authentic, timeless, sound that is woven throughout the album.
This musicianship and talent, combined with Bella’s life and musical experiences, have culminated in a collection of songs that is as dynamic and complex as the singer-songwriter herself.
The official track-listing for Karen Bella is as follows:
Needle In The Hay
To learn more about Karen Bella, visit www.karenbella.com
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