Brian Elliot

Better Than Dead - 12.04.2020

Brian Elliot Releases Second Single, “Better Than Dead,” Accompanied by Music Video Shot on Super 8 Film 

Brian Elliot presents cinematic indie-rock song, “Better Than Dead,” the second single off of his upcoming debut album, Familiar Walk To Nowhere. Accompanied by a retro music video shot on Super 8 film in the American Southwest desert, “Better Than Dead” features Elliot’s crooning vocals supported by a live string quartet and an indie rock ensemble. The combination immerses the viewer in a cinematic audio/visual landscape that will keep them waiting for the next installment of Brian Elliot’s, Familiar Walk To Nowhere.


East Nashville’s Brian Elliot is an emerging singer-songwriter with a cinematic, indie-rock style. Through music and analog film, he captures the feelings of love lost and the hopelessness of choosing art as a purpose in the 21st century. The result is a juxtaposition between his meticulously crafted sounds and the non-linear nature of 35mm and Super 8 film. Influenced by Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, and classic films, his art lives in an audio/visual universe that lies between Alex Turner and Quentin Tarantino. Elliot’s debut album, Familiar Walk To Nowhere is composed of crooning vocals, fuzz guitars, string sweeps, and warm synth pads. The record features visual media shot in the American Southwest that evoke the feeling of the vast loneliness of an uncertain destination. Listeners seeking an immersive experience will appreciate traveling through the landscape of Brian Elliot’s, Familiar Walk To Nowhere.

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The lead single from the album is “Blue Jean Girl.” The dynamic track has quite a split between its verses and the chorus. The verses have a vast, cinematic feel reminiscent of Kaputt-era Destroyer while the chorus enters a catchy guitar riff over the nu disco beat in what feels like a nod to Franz Ferdinand‘s “Take Me Out.”

We have enjoyed listening to Elliot’s vocals until the last second, many times, and not once did we ever get bored of it!

His vocals are captivating and his music is beautiful and memorable.