Ian David Green “The Last Long Dance of Bonnie and Clyde”
Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Ian David Green’s song “The Last Long Dance of Bonnie and Clyde” from his forthcoming album Songs to the Dust, due to be available October 6. The album was produced and mixed by Marty Hailey at Metro13 Music in Edinburgh, UK. It was mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
“The Last Long Dance of Bonnie and Clyde” is Ian David Green on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and vocals; and Marty Hailey on bass, drums & percussion, and mandolin. This song is beautiful, it’s mysterious, it’s tragic and will make you cry too. Characters narrowly escaping their sad fates and sometimes not quite. Great songwriting.
“The Last Long Dance of Bonnie & Clyde” is a bit like a soundtrack to a short, silent movie. Think Bugsy Malone in a sepia hue, cutting from character to character as things constantly go just slightly awry. It’s about the importance of timing in relationships, and how things sometimes just seem ever so slightly out of reach, and about when it’s time to call it quits and get on that boat into the sunset. We did an alternate version of this song, much more bluegrass in treatment and with a different ending – follow me into 2024 if you want to hear that one! – Ian David Green
You can pre-order the album Songs to the Dust on Bandcamp here: https://iandavidgreen.bandcamp.com/album/songs-to-the-dust
Enjoy our previous coverage here: Song Premiere: Ian David Green “Antony and Cleopatra Head for the Highlands”