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Video Premiere: Leanne Tennant – Bearing the Crown

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You won’t be able to stop yourself from smiling after you hear this track. It’s gorgeously mellow, adorably sweet and grounded by a heavy heart.

Cairns / Brisbane’s singer-songwriter and guitarist Leanne Tennant, has a new video to accompany her latest single and you are going to simply fall in love with it if folk, blues and rockability is your thing, because it’s a song and clip that shines though everything you love about these genres.

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Leanne Tennant’s latest song is a loveable story of family, journey, isolation and a home-coming that will remind you of all the good things life has to offer.

Bearing the Crown is a single from Leanne’s debut album Pull Up Your Britches. It’s delicately crafted melodies reveal the beauty and melancholy of life as it goes by. Leanne’s vocals carry a cheerful sorrow- her lustrous tone, which has so much depth and warmth, plus the song’s silky smooth harmonies and fluttery guitar rhythms are much to be admired.

The video reveals a very experiential journey, highlighting people’s personal stories far and wide as they live on with their burdens like it’s routine, warranting a long awaited home-coming to remind them of who they really are- home is where the heart is, but it is also a reminder of everything you achieved when we were away, it acts as a safeguard for when things could’ve been better then they turned out to be.

This song reminds me of how no matter where we are in the world, the love of family and friendships we chose to keep cloose to us, accompany us on our lonesome journeys. But every now and again time catches up on us and we forget what we are living for. We must stop to remind ourselves of the beauty that is life, otherwise we will surely grow old and be gone with regrets. Never forget home because it will never forget you.

Leanne tells her protectors: “Hold my hand, I no longer bear the crown, don’t hold me down, when I run, when I hide, when I’m out.” By no longer bearing the crown you bring down your walls. From telling your loved ones to let you go, you will soon need to return to them for encouragement to re-energise you for your even longer and hopefully not so lonely travels.

Pull Up Your Britches has been launched in her hometown of Cairns. It was recorded and produced by Mark Myers ( The Middle East) and the album features a guest line-up  including Bill Chambers ( The Hillbilly Killers), Jordan Ireland ( The Middle East and Stolen Violin), Jack Venables ( Osaka Punch) and Simon McMenamin ( The McMenamins). You’re in for a treat.

Be sure to listen to Leanne Tennant live at one of the following venues. More details on her website.

w/ The Rockabilly Blues X-Press

Sunday, September 28th -Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

w/Good Oak and Kasey Chambers

w/Mofo

w/7th Kuranda Motorcycle Festival

w/Tastes of Paradise

w/Ezekiel Ox

w/Balcony TV

w/Rock the Yacht

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September 22, 2014

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