by Sean Jewell ::
Check out the “expertly trained Americana vocal stylist” Holland Belle in this video for her song “Lovely Ghost,” fittingly shot in the all but abandoned Bombay Beach. Belle’s voice soars like a lovely ghost among scenery of America’s lowest place, on the north end of The Salton Sea, while nature takes it back.
Belle’s album Wanderlust is a celebration (or an understanding, maybe) of personal and geographical desolation. Music somewhere between country and blues, heavy on the vocals with masterful slide guitar, and haunting melodies. Wanderlust is out on bandcamp now, and will be released on vinyl via LA record label All Scene Eye September 2nd. Listen further if you like lonesome roads and hot desert nights.