Gifts From The Holy Ghost is the album that Hungarian-born vocalist/songwriter DOROTHY has always wanted, and perhaps was destined to make.
Born (in spirit) from a sense of divine urgency, it is the rock singer’s most bombastic & gloriously victorious rock and roll work yet. Each song is built upon triumph, the unleashing of chains, the slaying of demons with lightsaber; the glorious album is a healing & restorative experience, made to unify listeners and guide them towards a life filled with purpose!
Dorothy’s unforgettable vocal performance is moving, and her powerful resilience is palpably heard throughout the entire album and is especially moving on new single, “Rest In Peace” (video shared below).
exciting guitar, symphonic elements, and of course a truly galvanic voice!Raw Ramp Music Magazine
She reveals, “‘RIP’ is about breaking free from oppression, burying demons, and reclaiming sovereignty and power.” The video (shared below) was directed by Nick Peterson and edited by Linda Strawberry.
Dorothy Martin’s life changed forever when she was forced to face death on her tour bus some three years ago. After her guitar technician had taken an overdose, Dorothy instinctively began praying for his survival.
While he may have temporarily died, the technician was astonishingly, miraculously restored back to life. It was this moment that seemed to bring Dorothy to life too. It was this divine intervention that caused a radical and spiritual awakening in the singer, the result of which can be heard on Gifts From The Holy Ghost, Dorothy’s third studio album as front person for the pseudonymous, Los Angeles blues-rock extravaganza DOROTHY.
“Rest In Peace” has a pondering, bluesey manner, Kid Rockish Southern-twang dimensions, exciting guitar, symphonic elements, and of course a truly galvanic voice!
With the combined musical taelnts of Keith Wallen, Jason Hook, Scott Stevens, Phil X, Trevor Lukather, Joel Hamilton and the legendary audio-compressing producer Chris Lord-Alge in charge, Gifts From The Holy Ghost is created from a musical palette that seems to encompass every one of those musicians’ influences, as well as many other essential sounds of rock: from swampy blues to ’90s alternative. This album justifies rock and roll itself. The rock genre is not only alive, but has been reshaped & resurrected by holy power and the surging spirit of Dorothy!
“I think this album is going to speak to a lot of people, it’s meant to be healing, unifying, eye-opening, ear-opening, heart-opening and celebratory,” says Dorothy, before adding: “I wanted to make the realest album I could make, and I went in with the question does this make me feel alive? Does it make me feel free? If a song didn’t give me chills or make my heart soar, then it didn’t make the cut.”
Main photo: COURTNEY DELLAFIORA