My video creator Daniel Waltzer is pretty amazing. What’s even more mind-blowing is we start off working separately on ideas for my songs only to come back together to discuss them and discover we were thinking about the same theme. My sense of humor runs toward the quirky side, and I like seeing that played out through the videos as well. My favorite part of the video for Down In Mexico was the scene where the cell phone gets tossed in the sand with a “thunk”. How many times have you been trying to talk to someone and just wished you could grab their phone and throw it to get their attention?
I was really nervous about putting myself out there so much in the Down In Mexico video, but the fans and friends wanted and expected me to be in it. Next step was finding a location. Many tropical looking places locally were, still damaged from the most recent hurricane and as a new struggling artist I didn’t have the cash flow to go film in Mexico. Fortunately, Agave Rio was kind enough to allow us to film there, and their fabulous patio area was the perfect place to get that Mexican ambiance. Using stock footage enabled the viewer to feel more like it was done in Mexico as well. It was a beautiful Spring day when we filmed and couldn’t have asked for better weather. Classical acoustic guitar is what suits me best and fit in perfectly with both the song and the video. Keyboard castanet sounds were used in the recorded song to blend better. For the video, I played my Mateo castanets and put my years of flamenco/Spanish dancing lessons to good use. The scene where I’m songwriting is the real deal. If you look closely, you’ll see, it’s the lyrics from One From Two, another Suzanne’s Band original song. The production of Down In Mexico was a blast to record and even more fun to conceptualize and produce a video for. Every time I watch it, it makes me feel like I need to go to Mexico or at the very least, take a vacation.
A little slow ominous picking of an acoustic guitar here, a little lingering bassline over there. A bit of quaint percussion and some divine vocals that evoke biblical imagery of a simpler kind of man, a people who are only held to the simple standard of love and respect. Fields of tall grass on a hot summer day and sandy beaches that make merry for young lovers lost in each other’s gaze. The loss of that love, the stark reality that is left behind when we pick up the pieces in our consequential fate. These are all segments in the many splendored book of life, but they are also the elements that Suzanne’s Band wants to aggressively explore in the simplest of terms on their gorgeous debut recording, Breathe, a six song extended play from the mind of Texas’ own singer/songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker. Read More
Suzanne’s Band is an Indie-pop group started by Mia Suzanne Walker in 2017. Bringing more than 40 years of combined music experience from piano lessons, guitar, singing in church, leading choirs and musicals (throughout junior high and high school), and performances with various adult music groups, provided Walker with the gusto to start this project. She released her first EP, ‘Breath’, in November of 2017. Taking a mix of influences from the 60’s to the 90’s, you won’t want to miss out on her classic sound. Read More
Out of the heart of true Americana comes the first official release from veteran songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker in Suzanne Band’s Breathe EP, a sweet slice of six acoustic gems that fuse influences from folk and country music to yield the breathtaking setlist we discover on this album. Fans of all music genres will find themselves hypnotized by Suzanne’s southern drawl and plaintive insight. Read More
Using carefully arranged acoustic guitars and brooding harmonies, the Texas branded Suzanne’s Band creates a charming set of songs on the new extended play, Breathe, which is available now on Amazon.com. Suzanne’s Band is the official vehicle for Houstonian singer/songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker, and Walker is nothing short of a blinding force of positive energy in her debut offering. Using a folky template, she touches on themes ranging from vulnerability in the title track, to inspirational and cathartic on the rich “Down in Mexico,” a song that will definitely leave listeners itching to grab a set of car keys and cruise south of the border for a while. While there isn’t a lot of whimsy here, Walker never leaves us feeling depressed on Breathe, but instead moved by the depth of her emotional reach and relatability. Read More
Since the 1960’s, America has had a love affair with music that speaks to our roots and reminds us of what it’s like to be a part of something that is so much bigger than we are. Something that speaks to the very essence of our souls and drives us to so and accomplish anything that we set forth to do. I don’t know if Mia Suzanne Walker was setting out to create something as spellbinding as her debut extended play Breathe, but she not only exceeds expectations listeners have in a rookie offering, but creates an intrinsic new category of indie folk music all its own. Much like the complicated lovers that dwell in Walker’s lyrics, I found myself falling into a complex love with Suzanne’s Band’s style introduced to me on this record. Read More
There’s some big waves coming out of the southeast Texas music scene lately, and perhaps the biggest wave that the singer/songwriters in Austin need to be watching out for is the one being made by the rollicking indie pop/rock unit Suzanne’s Band and its eponymous singer’s soulful approach to songcraft. Music has the unique capability of bringing the masses together in a way that is completely different than any other medium in the art world. John Lennon once said that this special quality is what makes music as sacred as religion, and that heavenly nature provides the backbone to Suzanne’s Band’s debut release, Breathe. Breathe takes us to a peaceful plain of contemplative catharsis akin to Joni Mitchell’s early work, and gives us a hearty sample of just what singer Mia Suzanne Walker is capable. Read More