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Behind the Scenes: New Photos

Rae Hering

I absolutely love how these new photos turned out! First of all, Chad McClarnon is a wizard with all things having to do with a camera - thank you for the amazing photos, Chad! Next, thank you to Glen Weiss of 1087 Studios for the great space to do the shoot!

As you guys probably know, I’m such a thrift store addict! I had fun going through my closet and pairing together my latest finds along with a few from friends. What I ended up with are definitely clothes that I felt the most “me” in! 

I love this sheer mini-floret sleeveless top. For me it’s that perfect go-to summer piece. I feel 10x more FUN in this outfit!

Thanks to my fellow thrifter, Trista McClarnon (pst...watch for her new vintage online store opening soon called Jean Eileen!), I got to sport this outrageously wild leopard sweater! There are no words to how funky cool this thing is.

Have you ever had a clothing item you put on and you feel invincible in? Yeah, that’s this leather jacket by Gryphon.  It’s the perfect tan color that goes with everything and fits just right. HANDS DOWN it's my favorite find from Designer Renaissance - I LOVE this place, you gotta check ‘em out!

I’m on a mission to bring the hat back! Hats add such unique style and character to a look. I lucked out and found this Goorin Bros emerald-colored hat at Buffalo Exchange

Most importantly, I think these photos reflect the sound of my upcoming “Live at Pentavarit” song series in images (well, if that can even be done, we’ve done it!) The new songs were recorded, as the name suggests, live in a trio setting. We didn’t do any fancy sound layering, and it wasn’t a lengthy teeth-pulling process. The songs were recorded with exactly what they needed, no more, no less. I think these photos achieve the same goal. They really show me, wearing clothes that feel like me…just simple, and just right.

"Daddy's Little Girl" is a Big Success!

Rae Hering

Big News!

Remember that short film, "Daddy's Little Girl," I wrote the music for?

Well...after showing at ten film festivals around the world and winning Best Short Film at Hollywood's SCREAMFEST Horror Film Festival, "Daddy's Little Girl" is now available on iTunes and even made it to #1 on the iTunes Top Short Films Sales!

 
 

Waa?!? It even beat out "Frozen"???

🎉 🎈 🎊 (Insert party noises here) 🎉 🎈 🎊

 

The song that I wrote (also called "Daddy's Little Girl") unfortunately wasn't able to be included in it's full form for the iTunes version of the film.  But no worries!  That just gives me an opportunity to give you all a FREE DOWNLOAD of the song on Noisetrade!

"Daddy's Little Girl"
By Rae Hering

I’m gonna make you love me,
We’re gonna build a castle,
You’re gonna kiss and hug me
When you see I’m special.

You can be my hero
And save my whole wide world,
Cuz I’m gonna make you love me
Like I’m Daddy’s little girl.   

 

So how did this project come about anyhow?  In February of 2014 I got a text from my friend Trey McClarnon asking if I'd write the music for a film he and his brother Chad McClarnon were working on to submit Studio 360's 30-Second Horror Film Festival Judged by Wes Craven.  Trey told me a few details about the genre and storyline over text and about an hour later I sent him a scratch version of the song "Daddy's Little Girl" which then became the title of the film.  After entering the 30-Second Horror Film Festival, Chad decided to re-edit the film to lengthen it and submit it to film festivals everywhere.  After a great festival run,. the film is now available on iTunes and is even flying high with Virgin Airlines as part of their in-flight entertainment.

A short film that's going a long way

Rae Hering

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For someone who doesn't get high, besides the morning cup of coffee of course, last weekend had me on the wings of something spectacular.  I'm sitting in the Green Hills theater, at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival, listening to the song I wrote and recorded for the short film "Daddy's Little Girl," playing on the Silver Screen.  What a feeling.

This extraordinary little film tells the story of a precocious young girl who uses her self-taught science knowledge to take control and finally tackle the problem of her abusive father head on.  Among the many talented folks involved in this film is the film's star, 11-year old Robin-August Fritsch, who is quite the precocious and lovable kid in real life.  Then there's the BRAINS behind it all - Trey and Chad McClarnon of Best Part Productions (once you see the film you'll know why the word "brains" is so squeamishly special.)  Trey and Chad are brothers who make a perfect writer/director team, and I'm so happy to call them friends and creative comrades.

Chad McClarnon, Rae Hering, Michael Kitts, Robin-August Fritsch, Sullivan Street, Trey McClarnon.

Chad McClarnon, Rae Hering, Michael Kitts, Robin-August Fritsch, Sullivan Street, Trey McClarnon.

Finally, let me say that with great hoopla that Nashville loved our film so much after the first showing that it voted us into the TN Audience Awards at the Nashville Film Fest!  The show is tonight and sadly for you, it's all sold out.  But you can still catch the last showing Friday at 1p.

I leave you with my song of the same title.  Check out the music box version, too...it's creepy :)

A Desk, a Beer and the Non-Popularity Contest

Rae Hering

When Jonathan found out that NPR's tiny desk concerts and Lagunitas Brewing Company were holding their first annual contest for indie artists I was soooooo excited. 

I know that what I'm about to say will sound like a complete fabrication in order to be all teacher's pet-y, but I LOVE both NPR and Lagunitas. Little secret, my bucket list includes the entry "be interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air." And if the bar serves Lagunitas IPA, that's what I'm ordering every time - no joke.

While I pinky swear that my professed love is tried and true, I'm also pretty sure that the amount I enjoy informative radio and delicious alcoholic beverages has no bearing on the contest results. It does, however, have a complete effect on how much I enjoyed this project!

Enter Chad McClarnon. Chad is very tall, has a dapper mustache, and possesses the uncanny ability to make a kickin' professional video in a matter of hours. The rules of the video were to play live music - behind a desk. With Jonathan playing bass and Duane on drums, we came up with something pretty cool and had fun doing it, too!

 
Shenanigans behind a desk!

Shenanigans behind a desk!

 

But now let me express the REAL reason why I think this contest was worth the effort - because it was not based on how many VOTES or VIEWS or LIKES I corral from my friends or other poor souls that gets accosted by my persistent yet overly cheerful requests to "check out my page!!!"

Most contests that musicians enter nowadays make me feel like I'm in high school again - right back to the old popularity game. But has anyone ever noticed that the harder you try to get people to like you, the more they seem to not care?? 

Running after votes, views and likes, especially from my personal friends, is like whitening my teeth. Sure, a Crest-white smile looks nice, but does it really mean my teeth are healthier for it? In other words, if all my friends vote for my contest entry, am I really any closer to where I want to be in my music career?

I don't think any musician should have to beg or nag people to publicly vouch from them. I think if our art is effective and accessible, people who feel moved to follow our careers will emerge. They will watch our videos, leave their comments and like our pages. This will grow into a happy byproduct called popularity.

Unlike the high school prom queen's 15min of fame, however, this kind of popularity is the kind that sticks. It will stick if we respect our audience enough to let them decide when they want their voices heard and how they want to be fans.

So thank you, tiny desk concert contest, for giving us the space to following our Creative Light instead of a popularity gimmick. Hope you find an artist that shines like a torch in the night.