Alison Mosshart releases second solo song & self-made video "It Ain't Water"
Photo credit: Alison Mosshart & David James Swanson

Alison Mosshart releases second solo song & self-made video "It Ain't Water"

Today, Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather), shares her second solo song “It Ain’t Water,” and announces a forthcoming 7-inch release out on July 31 via Domino Records. The vinyl release pairs "It Ain't Water" with previously-released digital single “Rise,” her debut solo track recorded for FacebookWatch show Sacred Lies and released in April to widespread critical acclaim.


Written late last year, "It Ain't Water" was recorded with Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey). Mosshart had been sitting on the track for quite some time, and every time the singer found herself battling a bout of writer’s block, she’d pick up her guitar and sing it.

Alison on working with Alain Johannes: "Working with Alain on 'It Ain’t Water' was a blast. He’s such a talent and such a kind person. His mind is wide open. He understands and sees the beauty in imperfection, magic moments, accidents- the soulful human stuff, and the spirited super-human hard to explain stuff that makes a song great. Working with him was an honor, and also, hot damn he can play any instrument like a champ… like he invented the instrument himself. Alain Johannes IS music.” 

Pre-order the “Rise” / “It Ain’t Water” 7", available July 31, HERE. The 7" will be housed in a spined sleeve with a four page insert.

"Rise" / "It Ain't Water" 7" packaging

Praise for Alison Mosshart and “Rise”:

"It’s hard to believe that Alison Mosshart, of the Kills and the Dead Weather, hasn’t made a solo single until now. "Rise" stays close to the bluesy foreboding of her other bands. A thumping drum and a bare-bones guitar shuffle surge into visions of dire times and a promise to outlast them." - The New York Times

"a bluesy slow-burner packed with the singer's signature yowl" - Entertainment Weekly

"The guitar-driven track slow burns, growing into a blast at the chorus. Despite the dark tone, there’s an uplifting feel to the lyrics…sounds just like the type of words many of us need to hear right now." - SPIN

"The song is right up the sleazy punk-blues alley that Alison has long excelled at" - Brooklyn Vegan

""Rise" exhibits the fierce energy and soul of anything she’s been a part of thus far, filling the track’s four-minute runtime with powerful vocals." - FLOOD Magazine

Available Formats

7"
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Alison Mosshart Rise

Single | 9th April 2020

Best known as one-half of acclaimed duo The Kills, Alison Mosshart is releasing music under her own name for the first time. Rise, a searing, slow-burner and It Ain’t Water, its melancholy acoustic lament of a B-side.

Tracklisting

  • 1Rise
  • 2It Ain't Water

Alison Mosshart Rise

Single | 9th April 2020

Best known as one-half of acclaimed duo The Kills, Alison Mosshart is releasing music under her own name for the first time. Rise, a searing, slow-burner and It Ain’t Water, its melancholy acoustic lament of a B-side.

Tracklisting

  • 1Rise
  • 2It Ain't Water
Buy Now