Hollow Twin - Low Clouds (Independent): The sound of this Vancouver duo has been termed "dark folk," a fitting soundtrack for these omicronic days. Hollow Twin releases a new album, Soft Hearts on Jan. 21, preceded by this single.
“The song is about processing the thoughts of someone who was once the closest person to you fading to a point that you don’t remember what once was,” says lyricist and lead vocalist, Becky Wosk, in a press release. The film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is cited as an inspiration.
The track features haunting vocals, harmonies, and imaginatively-arranged instrumentation (violin, cello, french horn). The production work of Jon Raham is top-notch, and the song is gently captivating. It would fit well on a playlist alongside such other Vancouver folk acts as Suzie Ungerleider and The Be Good Tanyas (perhaps the city's rain encourages melancholy folk music).
Wosk and bandmate Emmalee Watts have been making music together for nine years, releasing three EPs along the way, and they now deserve increased national recognition. We await the new album eagerly.
An album release show was planned for Jan. 21 at Vancouver's Fox Cabaret but had to be postponed. A new date is TBA.
Publicity: Paul Brooks, Take Aim Media
Band contact e-mail: email@example.com