"Part Tom Petty, part folk goddess with Dylan esque lyrics."
-CMT Premieres "It's Political"
"As if Norah Jones and the late Jeff Buckley started a band and gone just a tiny bit country."
"Her songs unfold with style and subtlety, coasting over the album's lush, beautiful arrangements via LaBrie's gorgeous voice."
- Rolling Stone
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"Shannon LaBrie is ready to rock. She scored a small hit with her 2013 record "I Remember a Boy," but her War & Peace: Songs from the Smokestack (LaBrie Records) is darker and superior. Its theme is one grown-ups recognize: things don't always go right. Sometimes that's by design. "It's Political" takes pols and promise-makers to task in a forceful song laden with pop hooks, contumacious electric guitar, and just a hint of punk. Then she brings it down to the personal level on "Alcohol," a tough song about trying to save a drunk but losing the lover/savior in the process. I loved the use of cello in the mix to deepen the pathos. Not had enough hard knocks? Check out her take on loss from a 13-year-old's perspective in "Heaven Crashed Down." This live recording of love, loss, and struggle takes no prisoners. The title track deals with the loss of her unborn son. Yeah—that kind of tough. Oddly, though, the album doesn't feel depressing. How could it with such bold instrumentation and Labrie's even bolder voice? Call this one gutsy, not gloomy."
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premieres official music video for "Alcohol"
“I wanted this video to feel secretive and hidden. I wanted it to look normal on the outside but devastating on the inside because, addiction is rarely so obvious. People hide it very well. This video image could be taking place in your neighbors house, your mothers house, your best friends house. This could be their lives every night. This video depicts only a small part of what many woman and men go through every day...alone. Ultimately, I want to encourage those who are ignorant of the effects of addiction to ask more questions and have more compassion. I want those who CAN relate to know they are not alone. We don’t have to live in that dark room alone for our entire lives. We can ask for help. There is hope!
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