Wild Belle Share "Our Love Will Survive" Visuals and Announce US Tour
For those of you searching for something new to add to your playlist, look no further. With none of the pretentiousness found with so many ‘quirky’ bands nowadays, Chicago Band Wild Belle - formed by siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman - show off their unique sound and style whilst remaining both down to earth and full of spirit, traits found throughout their lyrics, sound, and even their videos.
Demonstrating Wild Belle’s enthusiasm for life, their current single ‘Throw Down Your Guns’ promotes message of love, unity and peace, and the accompanying video - self-directed by Elliot and produced by MAAVVEN - shows footage of weaponry being melted into bronze bells, as well as featuring the Chicago Children’s Choir and Chicago footwork crew The ERA.
Similarly artistic, their new video for ‘Our Love Will Survive’ - directed by Phillppa Price (Rihanna, Brooke Candy) - also conveys the band’s love for people, culture, art and nature; delving into the island of Jamaica, we are introduced to the dynamic local scene, vibrant Jamaican dancers and beautiful blue seas. Natalie in particular voiced her fondness for the Island;
“I have a place in my heart for Jamaica. That country has been very generous to me, and the people are so talented and filled with grace. We went to Jamaica with Super 8 cameras and 32 rolls of film and discovered an abandoned castle and a hardware store filled with 8 dollar machetes. We met beautiful twins with golden eyes. I brought a suitcase filled with leather and camouflage. We nearly got arrested by Jamaican policemen and I talked my way out of it. My eyes fell out in the Caribbean Sea shooting the underwater scenes.”
Singing ‘ If the sun don't shine, If the world's on fire, If the oceans rise, Our love will survive’, Natalie Bergman’s nostalgic vocals reminds us of the likes of Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey or Paloma Faith, although mixed with Wild Belle’s unusual sound, somehow completely different.
Soon Wild Belle will be releasing their album DREAMLAND, due April 15th, now available for pre-order. Earlier this month the album artwork was unveiled; whilst the inner artwork is comprised of Natalie’s collage collection, the outer sleeve reveals a photo of Natalie taken by Elliot with a vintage Polaroid camera. Already promising, we expect the album to be just as evocative and stimulating as the band’s previous work.
If you want to see Wild Belle live, check out their tour dates below.
4/22 Chicago, IL - Garfield Park Conservatory
4/23 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin
4/24 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
4/25 Pittsburgh, PA - Club AE
4/26 Albany, NY - The Hollow
4/27 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
4/28 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
5/1 Washington, DC - Black Cat
5/3 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
5/4 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
5/5 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
5/6 Dallas, TX - HOB – Cambridge Room
5/7 Austin, TX - The Parish
5/8 Houston, TX - HOB – Peacock Room
5/11 San Diego, CA - The Cabash
5/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
5/14 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s 365 Club
5/16 Portland, OR - Star Theater
5/17 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
5/20 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center