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Cross Record Shares Self-Directed Video for New Song “I Release You”

Cross Record Due Out August 2 via Ba Da Bing

Jul 29, 2019 Cross Record
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Cross Record is the project of Emily Cross, who is also the vocalist in Loma. Cross Record is releasing a new self-titled album on August 2 via Ba Da Bing and now she has shared a new song from it, “I Release You,” via a self-directed video featuring friends of Cross’ dancing to the song. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Cross had this to say about “I Release You” in a press release: “The song is about struggling to let go of an identity you’ve built up around yourself and trying to see a life beyond it,” says Cross. “It’s also about moving ahead with intuition, even if you have no idea what the ‘right thing to do’ is or means. I was in a state of utter confusion, but somewhere in myself I saw the path I needed to travel, and I knew that eventually when I arrived back to Earth, I and (we) would grow under the right conditions. In this video, I was seeking expression of the song through my friends, who hadn’t heard the song yet. Thanks to them, who moved beautifully to it.”

Previously Cross shared Cross Record‘s first single, “PYSOL My Castle.” That was followed by its second single, “The Fly” (which was one of our Songs of the Week).

The Cross Record live band features Cross on vocals alongside Taft Mashburn (vocals/keyboard), Greer Culbertson (vocals), Andrew Hulett (bass/synth), and Andrew Stevens (percussion). As well as regular tour dates, she has some upcoming “Living Funeral” events. The “Living Funeral” ceremony is part of Cross’ organization Steady Waves End of Life Services, which was founded by Cross in 2017, according to its website, “in order to serve and uphold the wishes of the dying. As an end-of-life doula, Emily offers her intuitive approach to those seeking assistance, or simply a calming presence. She regularly hosts Living Funeral Ceremonies with the intention of spurring a larger conversation surrounding death and dying within her community and beyond.”

A press release describes the “Living Funeral” events as a “three-hour long experience which focuses on turning towards one’s own mortality. Participants are faced with their own memorial, are told to write their last words, and then are lead through a death visualization. It is a truly transformative journey, bringing a new outlook on life as a whole.”

Loma also consists of Shearwater singer Jonathan Meiburg and former Cross Record member Dan Duszynski.

Read our 2018 interview with Loma.

Cross Record Tour Dates:

Wed. Sept. 4 - Marfa, TX @ Bar Nadar Pool & Grill
Thu. Sept. 5 - Phoenix, AX @ Lunchbox
Fri. Sept. 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
Sun. Sept. 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Tue. Sept. 10 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
Mon. Sept. 11 - Astoria, OR @ Anita
Thu. Sept. 12 - Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
Sun. Sept. 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Moon Palace Books
Tue. Sept. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Wed. Sept. 18 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
Fri. Sept. 20 - Fishkill, NY @ Likeminds Festival
Sun. Sept. 22 - Beacon, NY @ Quinn’s
Mon. Sept. 23 - Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
Tue. Sept. 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Trans-Pecos
Wed. Sept. 25 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Fri. Sept. 27 - Richmond, VA @ Space Litter
Sun. Sept. 29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Living Funeral Dates (non-musical):
(all locations to be announced)

Wed. Sept. 4 - Marfa, TX
Sat. Sept. 7 - Los Angeles, CA
Mon. Sept. 9 - San Francisco, CA
Tue. Sept. 10 - Portland, OR
Thu. Sept. 12 - Seattle, WA
Sat. Sept. 14 - Fargo, ND
Sun. Sept. 16 - Chicago, IL
Sat. Sept. 21 - Fishkill, NY
Tue. Sept. 24 - New York, NY
Sat. Sept. 28 - Durham, NC
Mon. Sept. 30 - New Orleans, LA

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