A smokiness not unlike Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” Tami Neilson’s own “Baby, You’re a Gun” fills the room with an invigorating cloud. Its purple hew glows around the edges of the frame, and Neilson puffs her voice with a sensual effortlessness. “Oh baby, you’re a gun / They better run, they better run / Bang, a bullet to the brain,” she sings, penetrating the heartstrings like a serrated knife. It nearly pounds the wind from your lungs; it’s a moving performance you won’t soon forget.
Listen to “Baby, You’re a Gun” below.