WATCH: Brandi Carlile’s “A Promise to Keep”

It’s a Brandi Carlile type of week for us here at the Voice. We posted this interview with her on Wednesday, my review of Bear Creek hit newsstands (and our website) today and now we have a video to add to the mix.

The Americana Music Association posted this video of Brandi Carlile performing one of my favorite songs from the album, “A Promise to Keep.” She intros it a bit with some words on the meaning behind the song and I love how she’s giving sexy eyes at the very end.

The AMA also posted that Carlile will be part of their festival and conference this September in Nashville. And although she was here back in February, she hasn’t announced any dates back in Dallas on her current tour for Bear Creek. At least not yet.

Watch “A Promise to Keep” after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

The gay interview: Brandi Carlile

Here’s what we know about Brandi Carlile: Her lung power is a bigger threat to humanity than any nuclear war; she’s cool enough to sing with Elton John (who recorded a track with the singer for her last studio album, 2009’s (Give Up the Ghost); and she’s a totally girl-crazy out singer-songwriter. Carlile’s fourth LP, Bear Creek — named after the secluded studio outside of Seattle she and her twin collaborators recorded in — takes her further into the Americana genre she’s gradually pursued since dropping her debut seven years ago.

We have a review of Carlile’s new CD coming up in this week’s print edition, but before you read the review, check out this interview with Chris Azzopardi about why she only writes about ex-girlfriends, who (or what) “Josephine” is and the twins she’s seen naked. A lot.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Queer Music News: Jay Brannan, Brandi Carlile, Adam Lambert and more announce releases

This has already been a strong year for queer music releases and it’s only March. But we have a few more to look forward to starting as soon as next week.

Jay Brannan will release his second album of original material after 2009’s In Living Cover album stocked with a fascinating selection of remakes. Rob Me Blind is set to drop March 27, but you can get a major preview of it now. Idolator posted the entire album on its page, sorta like we just did here.

—  Rich Lopez