Natural, un-diluted and beautiful. That is what I hear when I listen to Hawthorn‘s Heather Scott and Taylor Holland. The latest video release from the duo is a sure fire indicator that the will keep with that sonic aesthetic. Fittingly for a song titled “Appalachia” its even got a banjo in it.
The song is wrought with visual cues of misty mountain tops and long faded film landscapes as the two singer’s voices melt together to form a single gorgeous collective sound. Delicate plucking, never too much, always just enough to evoke that slight tingle in your chest cavity and leaving your throat with that “little more fatigued to swallow” feeling. A natural reverb from the careful lighting of the monochrome room the two are in. Just two instruments and two voices. Simple, nothing else is needed when these two sing together and that is just the way that we like it.
I went down to Carolina
and I swam in foggy mountains
The blue-eyed peaks, they were watching
as I knelt down to the ground
Thats tomorrow night (9/26), 10 PM at Atwoods Tavern. Tickets are 7 bucks at the door.