Category: Videos

Delta Rae Collaborates With Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac on “If I Loved You”

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Delta Rae recently had the opportunity to collaborate with one of their heroes. They teamed up with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, their all-time favorite band, who played guitar on the re-recorded version of their new single, “If I Loved You.” Pretty sweet.

The band released the new video for “If I Loved You” yesterday exclusively on , which Lindsey wasn’t in, but still deserves to be watched regardless.
“This video captures what I love most about the song” says Delta Rae singer Elizabeth Hopkins, who takes center stage on this song. “It’s simple and raw. Telling someone point blank that you don’t love them is difficult and painful. I’ve done it. It feels horrible, but there is also a release that comes along with it, a lifting of a weight. I think this video lets you focus on the rawness of that message.”

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“If I Loved You (feat. Lindsey Buckingham)” on Soundcloud

Carry The Fire on iTunes

“I can’t really accurately express how wild it was for us to learn that Lindsey Buckingham had played on If I Loved You.” explains Delta Rae singer/song-writer/guitar player Ian Holljes. “I grew up on stories of how my parents (along with every other kid on campus) would blast the entirety of Rumours out of their college dorm room windows. Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham’s writing have been so influential to us and so to have his talents and incredibly distinctive guitar playing laid over one of our tracks felt like the world sort of folding over on itself. Ultimately, it was rewarding on two huge levels — the thrill of having one of your heroes play on your song and the actual impact of his beautiful guitar work enhancing the song so meaningfully. ”

It’s been a wild year for six piece rock band Delta Rae since the release of their debut album, Carry The Fire, this past June. The band performed their single “Bottom Of The River” on The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno the night of the release. The show liked them so much, they invited them back for round two to perform “Fire.” In between Leno trips, the band performed on Conan, were featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and hand selected by Rolling Stone as an “Artist To Watch” for their Women Who Rock campaign. They’ve been championed by VH1, who selected them as their “You Oughta Know” Artist of The Month for October, USA Today, who premiered their video for “Dance In The Graveyards,” KCRW, Billboard, Forbes and ELLE among many others.

Confirmed Delta Rae Tour Dates:

04/11 Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA

04/21 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD

04/25 Alice Jepson Theatre – Richmond, VA

04/26 MerleFest – Wilkesboro, NC

04/27 MerleFest – Wilkesboro, NC

05/04 Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC

05/18 Hangout Music Fest – Gulf Shores, AL

05/20 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

05/23 The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX

05/24 Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX

05/25 The Parish Room – Austin, TX

05/28 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK

07/12 Banbury Festival – Cincinnati, OH

07/20 Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series – Napa, CA

07/27 FLOYDFEST – Floyd, VA

08/01 First Canadian Place – Toronto, ON

08/02 Illuminaqua Festival – Welland, ON

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Do the ‘Marlin Shake’

Rio Ziegler
Community Editor

Grab a mob of friends, a camera and do the Harlem Shake! You may become the next YouTube sensation or at least have a blast dressing up in crazy costumes and dancing wildly.
Virginia Wesleyan students crowded in front of the John Wesley Statue at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 to take a stab at their own version of the Harlem Shake. Senior and Student Body President Jenee Johnson suggested the idea of organizing the student body to make our own version of the popular YouTube video to Student Activities.
The Office of Student Activities and College Communications Department came armed with their cameras to document the event. Meanwhile, students and faculty dressed in everything from Bob the Marlin to full on scuba diving suits, ready to make their YouTube debut.
“It was funny to see what weirdness can come out of everyone,” said Johnson. “Jill Reynolds came in a crocodile suit and Dr. Dobrin was dressed as Darth Vader.”
Students enjoyed the opportunity to break away from classes and express themselves by dancing with the Marlin community.
“I knew it would be a fun thing for our campus to do,” said sophomore Khedejah Been. “We all came together. It was a chance for us to unwind for 30 seconds and not be judged.”
The Harlem Shake dance craze has taken over YouTube with more than 200,000 videos of groups of people breaking out into dance to the hit song. You can find grandmas, puppies, athletes, students and more spontaneously combusting to this electronica dance track.
While a fun, upbeat sensation, the video has also caused confusion and controversy as some recognize its title, which refers to the dance that originated in Harlem more than 30 years ago. According to the New York Times, “during halftime at streetball games held in Rucker Park, a skinny man known in the neighborhood as Al. B. would entertain the crowd with his own brand of moves, a dance that around Harlem became known as ‘The Al. B.’” The dance went mainstream when the “Crazy Boyz” dance crew introduced the move in hip-hop music videos and called it the “Harlem Shake.” Some Harlem residents look at the video as mocking the dance that originated in their city, while others laugh at the shenanigans of the participants.
Despite the critics, YouTube proves the fascination with the dance and entices more Harlem Shake dancers to show the world how they “Do the Harlem Shake!” If you want to see your fellow Marlins do the Harlem Shake you can watch the video on YouTube or on The Marlin Chronicle online.

YouTube Link: Virginia Wesleyan Harlem Shake