“Hardliners” follows singer-songwriter Holcombe Waller from bed to stage and back, while three quasi-mysterious friends (featuring the performance and choreography of Miguel Gutierrez) support and shape the journey. The video takes a creative look at the relationship between performer, the audience, and all of the friends and family in between.
“Like Rufus Wainwright and Antony before him, Holcombe Waller has a gorgeously androgynous voice, both as a singer and songwriter — one that cuts through ordinary and extraordinary situations with delicacy and emotional precision. Waller’s new album, Into the Dark Unknown, is a come-to-Jesus moment come to life, a clear-eyed look at confusion that’s as arresting as it is intimate. The album leaves Waller’s voice front and center, and the result is strong, theatrical and wonderfully nuanced, all at the same time.”
-Barbara Mitchell, NPR.org