Utne Reader is proud to premiere the new video for “Psalm of Life” from genre-blending string band The Annie Moses Band.
The Annie Moses Band have made a name for themselves as pioneers of contemporary classical music rooted in country and americana influences. Today they are sharing their video for “Psalm of Life”, a song whose gorgeous arrangement puts both the band’s technical skill and musical versatility to the test.
“Psalm of Life” will be included on American Rhapsody, the band’s forthcoming studio album, due out this autumn. As the band puts it, “’Psalm of Life’ is quintessential to what American Rhapsody is all about, and was inspired by many streams of Americana. From the haunting melody of Dvorak’s ‘American’ string quartet, to the fiery fiddle reel ‘Musical Priest,’ to the famous words of Longfellow in his ‘Psalm of Life’. It’s an epic journey.”
The band is also planning to film a special for PBS entitled “The Art of the Love Song”, and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the production.