Her Crooked Heart
Pleasant Valley Reservoir
Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, demonstrates immense vulnerability and multifaceted musical craftsmanship in delivering personal and profound musical soliloquies on love, leaving and the life that follows after burning it all down.
With To Love To Leave To Live (May 2019), Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. The result is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. Her Crooked Heart tours as a four-piece band: four women, classical + electric guitar, piano + synth, cello, woodwinds, drum triggers and harmonies – at times ethereal; at times an elemental wail.