Holy Hive - Holy Hive

Released 24/09/21 on indie exclusive pink and blue splatter.

 

 2020 Brooklyn's Holy Hive introduced us all to something we didn't know we needed. Homer Steinweiss' thickly pocketed drumming paired with Paul Spring's ­oaty falsetto vocal produces a sound that's like a salve. It's been dubbed Folk Soul and Holy Hive not only expertly overlay the more apparent musical aspects of folk and soul but they also draw from the more profound: being able to pull traditions from the past and make them their own. When Homer wasn't playing drums for Lady Gaga or Adele or Bruno Mars, he'd produce Paul's solo folk records. Along with original bassist and frequent collaborator Joe Harrison, these sessions proved to be Holy Hive's foundation. And their first record, Float Back to You, expertly combined what each musician does best: Paul's heady, re­ective approach to folk with Homer's universal classic soul sound.


With their new record released on Big Crown, Holy Hive's beautifully simple-and-sparse Folk Soul sound is back but updated. With new in­uences and the challenge of creating and capturing music during a global pandemic, this new self-titled album, is more personal, more re­ective.

The first single off of Holy Hive, "I Don't Envy Yesterdays," picks up right where Homer and Paul left off. The song weighs the question of time and the human condition a deeply thoughtful and typically tricky subject but in a light, almost easy-breezy way. Homer's drumming provides the song a space, a kind of breathing room. Written in the Yucca Valley desert before the world broke in 2020, it's no wonder Paul's voice drifts and darts on top of it all like a heat shimmer.

 

Tracklisting


SIDE A:
1. Color It Easy
2. Story Of My Life
3. Golden Crown
4. Aint That The Way
5. Runaways
6. Deadly Valentine
7. I Don’t Envy Yesterdays

SIDE B:
1. A Wind Rose
2. All I’d Be Is Where You Are
3. Great Chains
4. Cynthia’s Meditation
5. Brooklyn Ferry
6. Circling The Surface
7. Starless
8. Star Crossed

 

Big Crown Records - BCR114LPC2

Holy Hive - Holy Hive

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