Video Of The Week #243: Gena Rose Bruce - Destroy Myself

Video Of The Week #243: Gena Rose Bruce – Destroy Myself

Gena Rose Bruce recently shared the visually arresting and doom-laden video for ‘Destroy Myself’, directed by Ryan Downey. Squeezing out the catharsis of trauma and self inflicted pain, ‘Destroy Myself’ scythes to the quick with foot-stepping bass and drums, and acerbic guitars and reverberating synths, entwined with Bruce’s anguished vocals “I’ll need your love to survive” she pleads, as she delves into the holes of her darkest compulsions. There are elements of In Utero era Nirvana here, or early PJ Harvey it’s a powerful moment of self reflection, that packs a emotional punch. Watch the video below.

Last year a suffocating black fog pursued the Melbourne musician through the night’s depths – a recurring dream brought on by the passing of her partner’s mother and pandemic instability.

Geena Rose Bruce’s second album, Deep Is the Way chronicles her fraught path back into the light, processing death and inner turmoil to emerge with a newfound state of strength and resilience. Throughout lockdown Bruce corresponded with the iconic songwriter Bill Callahan, their connection resulting in them writing two songs together, ‘Foolishly In Love’ and the album’s title track, which also features Callahan. “Working with Bill was very poetic and brought a feeling of nostalgia. We have only ever had written correspondence, sending lyrics back and forth to each other, with sometimes weeks in between responses, just analysing lyrics, there was no small talk, just keeping it about what’s important – the music.”

Gena Rose Bruce navigates emotional turmoil, fragility, death, and honesty on Deep Is The Way, out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.

Geena Rose Bruce will put these themes on show as she traverses the UK for the very first time in May 2023 with the announcement of a five date UK tour which includes a London show at Servant Jazz Quarters on 10 May 2023 – showcasing the live sensibilities picked up on supports for Orville Peck and Kevin Morby in Australia. Tickets are available here and full live dates are as follows:

1/4/23 – Meadow Festival, Bambra, Australia
8/4/23 – Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, Australia
15/4/23 – Felons Barrel Hall, Brisbane, Australia
16/4/23 – Jet Black Cat In-Store, Brisbane, Australia
20/4/23 – The Vanguard, Sydney, Australia
28/4/23 – The Gaso, Melbourne, Australia
29/4/23 – The Bridge, Castlemaine, Australia

2/5/23 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK
3/5/23 – Brudenell, Leeds, UK
4/5/23 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
7/5/23 – YES Basement, Manchester, UK
9/5/23 – Louisiana, Bristol, UK
10/5/23 – Servant Jazz Quarters, London, UK

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