Alabama artist Sylvia Rose Novak just released her album Bad Luck on May 8. After years of hoofing through and establishing herself in the Southern folk-country scene, she has finally embraced her hard-edged Southern roots and the gothicism of her home region by creating her first fully-fledged rock record. What her newfound dedication to her art has amounted to is a swaggering shakedown of her songwriting abilities, trading in her cowboy boots for punk-rock leather.
Though she has had impressive opening slots for the likes of Sarah Shook and The Disarmers, American Aquarium, and Vandoliers, among numerous others, Bad Luck is a palette cleanser of an album and the perfect starting point for music fans unfamiliar with her acerbic insights on addiction, maturation, and the human condition.
From that new album, DittyTV is happy to present the title track here as a world premiere video. And don’t think that long-time Alabama resident and DittyTV Senior Editor Tim W. Jackson didn’t quickly recognize The Nick in Birmingham as the backdrop for this rocking video. Tune in Wednesday night, May 13, at 11/10c for the DittyTV Debut of the video on The Curve.