Black Cloud Talk
'Brian Deer cuts a striking figure at the table of Uncle Tupelo's Midwestern descendants, like a bright burst of melody and pluck in a field of flannel forlornness. I wish him great celebrity and influence.' -Robbie Fulks 'If songs could make friends, Brian Deer would have a million.' Jon Worley -A&A 'Brian Deer's new CD is a storm cloud salted with realities from his life and with the power of musical collaboration.' NUVO 'Deer has captured himself in the midst of his own emotional rainstorm.' Miles of Music 'It's not 'pop' in a lowest common denominator sense, but sweet and sophisticated pop the way the Beatles played in 1965' David Lindquist - Indianapolis Star Brian Deer Black Cloud Talk As children riding in a car or lovers lying on the beach, we've all looked up into the blue and tried to see images in those puffy white cotton balls we call clouds. Whether we visualize a lion's face or a slice of cheesecake, what we see and describe to others is rooted in who we are. Our perspectives are shaped by our experiences, emotions and current circumstances. And when elements of our lives become overcast, happy clouds turn dark and grey. Sometimes, they even speak to us. We start hearing the black clouds talk. On his first solo release entitled Black Cloud Talk, Brian Deer writes songs that come out of a place where negative thoughts and things can surround. But they can also lift and disappear as we pick up the pieces of our life. For Deer, these songs are a collection of scenes and moments that capture those emotions, both the 'dark night of the soul' and the hopeful expectation of brighter days to come.