Video Premiere: Lowland Hum – “Four Sisters: Part 3”
Utne Reader is proud to premiere the video of Lowland Hum’s “Four Sisters: Part 3” from the folk duo’s Four Sisters EP.
Lowland Hum is a North Carolina-based folk duo comprised of Daniel and Lauren Goans. Married in 2012, the duo released its first album, Native Air, in 2013 followed by a three-song EP titled Four Sisters in late 2014. The three songs were intended to be part of a second full-length, but the Goans felt they fit well with each other as a package and decided to release the songs as a limited edition 10-inch with a cover handmade by Lauren, who is also a visual artist.
Here’s the video premiere of “Four Sisters: Part 3,” which is the final song on the EP. A beautiful backdrop of mountains and waning light provide the perfect setting for the duo’s delicate harmonies and Daniel’s perfectly subtle guitar. Simply shot and evocative, the video is a great representation of the Goans’ approach to making and sharing their music.
On April 14, the duo will release its self-titled second full-length record and will embark on a two-month tour to spread the word. Attendees to their live performances are not only treated to lovely music infused with deep meaning, but to a multisensory experience that includes light installations, art, handmade lyric books, and even local baked goods, all to emphasize the community-oriented focus of their music. As Daniel puts it, their intent is to “remove the ‘transactional’ nature of the artist / listener relationship.”
Listen to more of Lowland Hum’s music and view more of Lauren’s art at their website.
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