DOROTHY Announces 'Gifts From The Holy Ghost' Album DetailsMarch 25, 2022
DOROTHY, the band led by Hungarian-born vocalist/writer Dorothy Martin, will release a new album, "Gifts From The Holy Ghost", on April 22 via Roc Nation. She has also shared her anthemic new track "Black Sheep" — an homage to her fans and a rallying cry for unity: "we are blood, we are family," Dorothy breaks curses, going toe-to-toe with the blistering guitar riffs.
"Gifts From The Holy Ghost" was born from a sense of divine urgency. It is her most bombastic and gloriously, victorious rock and roll work yet. Each song built on triumph—the album is a healing and remedial experience, made to unify listeners and point them towards a life full of purpose.
Martin's life changed forever when she was forced to face death on her tour bus some three years ago. After her guitar technician had taken an overdose, Dorothy instinctively began praying for his survival. While he may have temporarily died, the technician was astonishingly, miraculously restored back to life. It was this moment that seemed to bring Dorothy to life too. It was this divine intervention that caused a radical and spiritual awakening in the singer, the result of which can be heard on "Gifts From The Holy Ghost", Dorothy's third studio album as front person for DOROTHY.
While the band's first, irreverently named album "Rockisdead", was made on a combination of whiskey and heartbreak — inspiring Rolling Stone to name them one of rock's most exciting new acts, and Jay-Z to sign them to his label Roc Nation — "Gifts" was built on recovery, health, and holiness, in a way that reverses the clichéd "good girl gone bad" narrative.
With the combined powers of Keith Wallen, Jason Hook, Scott Stevens, Phil X, Trevor Lukather, Joel Hamilton and the legendary ear of producer Chris Lord Alge, "Gifts From The Holy Ghost" is made from a musical palette which seems to encompass each of the musician's influences, as well as many of the essential sounds of rock music's history — from swampy blues to '90s alternative — in a way that makes the case for rock and roll itself. Not only is the genre alive, but it's more invigorated than ever.
Dorothy has always been an instinctual writer and artist. Throughout her life, she's been asking the big questions, both in and outside her art: "What's the meaning of life? Why are we here? How are we here?" When she couldn't find the answers to those questions, she'd numb out the empty uncertainty with drugs and alcohol. She was eventually admitted to rehab and a new chapter was opened in her spiritual journey.
The album's lyrics are a perfect balance of specificity and generality, so that the listener can attach their own darknesses and triumphs to the songs, while still getting a sense of Dorothy's own. "We are all one human family." she declares.
With "Gifts From The Holy Ghost", Dorothy identifies her purpose as an artist. She conquers darkness with light, numbness with feeling, disharmony with unity — all while delivering one of this year's most fun rock and roll records.
"Black Sheep" follows the album's monumental lead single "Rest In Peace" which pushed DOROTHY into Top 20 at Active Rock Radio charts this month and garnered over four million streams worldwide.
DOROTHY kicked off an extensive 40-date U.S. tour in her hometown of San Diego on Monday and continues southbound this week before heading up the East Coast.
"Gifts From The Holy Ghost" track listing:
01. Beautiful Life
02. By Guns
03. Rest In Peace
04. Top Of The World
06. Close To Me Always
07. Black Sheep
08. Touched By Fire
09. Made To Die
10. Gifts From the Holy Ghost
Photo by Courtney Dellafiora
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