Dubbed a ‘murder ballad’, the video for “The Well” was created by Carter, Sean Campbell, and Pola Esther, and stars Heather Cole, Bill Finizio and Carter in a homicidal love triangle. Exquisitely creepy, the video is based on true events and is pulled from The Looking’s latest album “Lead Me To The Water”.
This remarkable album is where Carter’s various influences cohere into a consistent, kick-ass collection. From the jump you know you’re hearing something special. And that’s because of the exquisite support from a bunch of first-rate players. Whether it’s Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule, Black Crowes) grooving on the bass, Diego Voglino (Marshall Crenshaw) holding it down on the drums, Steve Elliott (Shooter Jennings) lending snaky guitar lines or Sasha Dobson (Norah Jones), cooing background vocals, ‘Water’ has a full screen, spacious, wide-open sound.
Check out “The Well” on YouTube below:
Fusing together a wide scope of inspiration including opera, punk rock, traditional folk, and psychedelic soul, The Looking (AKA Todd Carter), creates music that has been described as “intriguing…fascinating” (Collected Sounds), “eclectic and provocative,” (The Chronicle), and “like nobody else you have heard before” (IndieMusic.com). Carter’s credits range from singing the role of Siegmund in Wagner’s Walkyrie at CAMI Hall and performing at Carnegie Hall, to playing NYC rock-club staples like The Bowery Electric and Arlene’s Grocery. At work on his fifth full-length album, Carter has been performing across the Mid-West and in notable venues in NYC like Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, and Rockwood Music Hall.
Carter’s ability to captivate audiences at such a wide range of musical locales lies in the power of his “phenomenal….goose-bump-
inducing” (Direct Current) voice. To flesh out The Looking, Carter performs and records with New York luminaries whose collective credits include playing with everyone from Norah Jones and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to Andrew Bird and DJ Logic. In addition to his performing and song-writing career, Carter is also an accomplished producer and recently has worked with Argentinian artist Bernardo Palombo and French artist Leopold.