Album released November 12, 2021
About this album...
Inspired by the dystopia in the TV drama ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and the novel by Margaret Atwood that lies behind it, ‘Letters from Gilead’ by The Haze & Dacey Collective has huge topical connection. A single genre does no justice to their sound that blends indie folk, alt country, pop, rock and a little gospel. But running throughout is a haunting restlessness that perfectly binds these stories of the hope, courage and humanity required to survive deeply uncertain times...
Hitching an entire album to another form of art comes with risk. Where The Haze & Dacey Collective pull it off so comprehensively lies in the versatility of ‘Letters from Gilead’. Whether musically, the direct lyrics or its original concept in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, this is a riveting listen.
~ Lyndon Bolton, Americana UK
Where to get it...
Physical CDs can ONLY be purchased in person, at the local stores Plan 9 or Records & Relics (Richmond, VA), or on BandCamp, our preferred online retailer. For other ways to listen or buy, click here.
Enjoying the music, but don't feel like downloading or purchasing a CD? Donations are greatly appreciated to help defray the costs of recording, producing, and promoting this album... and to make the next one possible!
Videography: Kirsten Hazler, Jolie Harrison, and Megan Rollins
Video production: Kirsten Hazler
Many thanks to James River Cellars Winery for hosting our video shoot
This video incorporates clips from the television series "The Handmaid's Tale" (MGM), specifically, the following episodes:
- "Night" (Season 1, episode 10)
- "June" (Season 2, episode 1)
- "Smart Power" (Season 2, episode 9)
News media images include photographs from the following:
- Brent Stirton/Getty Images
- Scott Elmquist/Style Weekly
- Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Archival images of letters are from the following sources:
- National Archives, United States/Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
- The National Archives, United Kingdom