Acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician Bob Schneider has released a new music video for the lead single off his critically praised album A Perfect Day, released April 19 on Dallas-based Kirtland Records.
The video for “Let The Light In” is here:
Also, for the month of June Amazon.com is offering the full-length album for only $5 available for purchase here: http://tiny.cc/bobschneideramazon.
Known for his candid and razor-sharp lyrics as well as his unique blend of rock, country, folk, blues, pop and funk, Schneider shines on A Perfect Day.
“Let The Light In” references the Wicked Witch and the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.
The video–which weaves a mini-Bob Schneider in with live animation paintings and graphics–portrays the life of the modern-day Wicked Witch and her quest to let her hair down and “let the light in again.”
The animated paintings come to life as the Wicked Witch puts “that old dress on/and get herself looking real.” According to Schneifer, “I’m perplexed about where this stuff comes from, but I imagine the Wicked Witch is some representation of an ex, who is finally ready to go out and have some fun.”
He recently performed “Let The Light In” with a string section on PBS’ “Austin City Limits” as part of the show’s 36th season finale.
View that performance here
Critics have praised the new collection.
“A Perfect Day is a statement, and an album, that can be both sarcastic and sincere. Just in time for spring, Bob Schneider’s latest effort is at times breezy as well as melancholy, biting as well as laugh-out-loud funny. The opening track, ‘Let the Light In,’ with its playful steel drum percussion, urges one to stay positive: ‘It’s been so long since you didn’t feel bad/Not spending all the time making people feel sad.’ But the way Schneider delivers the lines of his extended Wizard of Oz metaphor during this song is filled with hesitance, sounding like someone hoping not to jinx whatever changes he’s observing. It’s this laid back delivery that is Schneider’s strength.”
– Matt Popkin, AMERICAN SONGWRITER, 4/26/11
Currently on a headlining tour performing new material and fan favorites, more dates have been added. All dates below are full band shows.
SCHNEIDER’s headlining shows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 6/11 Austin, TX Antone’s (w/ Mitch Watkins)
Mon 6/13 Austin, TX Saxon Pub (w/ Lonelyland)
Sat 6/18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mon 6/20 Austin, TX Saxon Pub (w/ Lonelyland)
Wed 6/24 Helotes, TX Floore’s
Fri 7/1 Austin, TX Antone’s (Scabs)
Sun 7/3 Austin, TX Nutty Brown
Thu 7/7 Oshkosh, WI Oshkosh Waterfest
Fri 7/8 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theater
Sat 7/9 Bellvue, CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Sun 7/10 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Sat 7/16 Hutto, TX Fritz Park
Sat 7/23 Houston, TX House of Blues
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