Monday, March 4, 2013

i'm not asking for a storm.

I am about a year late on this record and album, but it is too good not to write about. First Aid Kit are Swedish sisters (Joanna and Klara) with a knack for American folk music. "Emmylou" is a single off of The Lion's Roar (2012). I highly recommend the whole album.

The concept and artistry in this song is something that I rarely find. Rich harmonies and steel guitar relay the haunting story of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris' partnership along with the great love and influence June Carter and Johnny Cash had for one another. Nostalgia comes flowing from the video, which was filmed in Joshua Tree where Parsons requested his ashes be scattered when he died young at age 26. The sisters somehow just "get" it.

they make patti smith cry
the lion's roar live

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