Hello April! As we experience some totally wacky weather here in the UK (sun and t-shirt weather last week, snow and winter coats this week), and as things continue to reopen and get ‘back to normal’, it’s important to remember to sometimes just switch off and enjoy the moment. This is exactly what The Often Herd‘s new single Inner Peace is all about. (“This one’s all about the importance of switching off and embracing life’s simple pleasures” – The Often Herd).
I was very excited to review this track, as I’m a big fan of folk and bluegrass, and The Often Herd did NOT disappoint me. The combination of Evan Davies’ smooth vocals and fantastic mandolin skills, paired with Rupert Hughes’ fab guitar string plucking, Niles Krieger’s marvellous and masterful fiddle skills (including a sweet solo), and Sam Quintana’s awesome bass slaps, make this song a MUST HEAR. (Yes that needed to be in all caps).
Of course, no song is complete without a music video, and they have certainly delivered, with this wonderful video shot by Amelia Read, watch it here. I am very much in awe of this song, and I can’t wait for their debut album in June of this year.
If you fancy seeing them live (let’s face it you do), you can buy tickets to their debut album launch gig on the 3rd of June at The Cluny 2 here.