Dot Dash is excited to share a new taste from Gena Rose Bruce's forthcoming album Can't Make You Love Me. 'I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You' is out today and comes with a beautiful lyric video created by Kate Adams and Alex Badham.
Gena explains - "We wanted to create a meditative, surrealist-inspired video for this song. The imagery hints at the concept of being buried, in this case by the thoughts or memories of someone you can't let go of. It's quite a personal song, so we felt it was important to include the lyrics - kind of like a scrawled letter where all vulnerability is revealed. Everything this song is about is captured in the opening lines; "I don't think I'll ever get over you. I don't think I'll ever really want too". (But eventually, of course, I did.)"
Gena Rose Bruce will be playing shows at the Waywards at The Bank Hotel, Northcote Social Club and The Junk Bar on the east coast in July/August following on from her sold-out Melbourne single launch at The Gasometer Upstairs.
There is a vibrant youthfulness and deep maturity that underpins Bruce's songwriting, which allows Can't Make You Love Me to swing effortlessly between earnest introspection and cool detachment with utter sincerity. Likewise intimate and ungraspable, Bruce's vocals drive this album; a stirring force amidst the pulsing rhythms, echoes of Mazzy Star and Lynchian undertones. Add to this the masterful restraint in the arrangements and you have an album that is both instantly timeless and unmistakably contemporary.
Can't Make You Love Me is an electrifying balance of tension and playfulness underpinned by a smouldering vocal performance that leaves audiences full of longing. Melbourne-based Gena Rose Bruce is one of the newest additions to the Dot Dash family and a truly exciting new voice in Australian indie music.
Pre-order now Can't Make You Love Me via https://genarose.lnk.to/cantmakeyouloveme.
Gena Rose Bruce - Can't Make You Love Me Album Tour
Thursday 18th July - Waywards @ The Bank Hotel, Sydney NSW
Wednesday 31st July - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 1st August - The Junk Bar, Brisbane QLD