NYC-based singer-songwriter Annie Crane has completed the video for “Copenhagen Heart,” the latest single from her upcoming album Jump With A Child's Heart out on October 4th, 2011 from Constant Clip Records. The video was directed by Jesse Miksic and shot along the water in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in Ridgewood, Queens and in the artist's own apartment where viewers can clearly see postcard reminders of Crane's touring to Copenhagen, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin.
It was at the beginning of this 2010 European tour that Crane wrote this song about feeling homesick and missing her man. “At the time, I had just been on vocal rest for the about four months and I was pretty rusty,” she says.
Crane had lost her voice for three months in 2008 and upon recovering, spent the next two years trying to fully rehabilitate it. She saw multiple doctors and specialists during that time, one of which told her she wasn't “singing right,” about which the classically trained vocalist comments, “It was total horse shit. I know how to sing without harming myself.”
When Crane finally was able to get on a good health insurance plan (“People without health insurance get shoddy care and are treated differently than those with it”), determine the actual cause of the problem (“Just a sweet little case of acid reflux”) and recover, she still had to fight the nerves and self-doubt that went with using her voice again after a long time off.
“I was feeling self-conscious and like a fool and therefore homesick and missing my man,” she says candidly. But Crane stayed on tour and put her feelings into a song that is one of many bright spots on her new album. Perseverance is actually the main theme of Jump With A Child's Heart. The record weaves the reality of city life into tracks that combine the essence of classic 60’s folk, traditional Celtic music and rootsy Americana with Crane's optimistic messages about making dreams come true.
Jump With A Child's Heart will be released on October 4th, 2011 by Constant Clip Records. Annie Crane is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.