You may remember the neon-red-haired singer as Adam Levine’s pick on “The Voice” when she belted out Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Now you can experience Casey Desmond’s talent firsthand when she hits The Mercury Lounge on Thursday, December 22nd to play songs from her upcoming record, along with some other surprises. Desmond will be joined by her right hand man, Taylor Barefoot, who is her guitar player, best friend, and the co-producer of her album:
“We were lucky enough to work on some tracks with Anthony Resta (Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Karyadi Sutedja from Bopnique Musique, who produced and mixed my previous EP’s,” notes Desmond. “Stay tuned for Robots, Rockets, Animals, and Sex…. just maybe not all at once. As for collaborations, I co-wrote almost half of my album with Robert Ellis Orrall (Taylor Swift, Martina McBride), along with some other tracks. I’ve been writing with the act Hot Pink Deloreon/ Terravita, and working on a track with DJ Travis Stillwell.”
The Boston-based synth-dance-pop chanteuse, who has a degree in Fashion Design and collects vintage synths and keyboards, was greatly influenced by David Bowie.
“David Bowie is everything I idolize in a writer/performer,” admits Desmond. “He’s not only visually pleasing and extremely talented, but he’s also tapped into so many varieties of music and he did it well… Remember when the beautiful boy with an acoustic guitar became a glittery glam queen on Mars? Then, with a touch of funk and shoulder pads he dominated disco radio! I admire other favorites, but this time it’s all about the Bowie.”
The electro-pop singer would most like to tour with Lady Gaga, M83, Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, or Goldfrapp. On Thursday night, Desmond will be performing with The Dance Party and Blackbells, and you can hear: “The entire new album that will be out in the new year… We also have a strange, and dark, rendition of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ for the holiday!”
For more info check out: http://caseydesmond.com/