We're not usually on top of it enough to keep up with internet trends, but in honor of throw-back-Thursday (if that's still a thing) we bring you this interview from April of 2013. It's worth a watch if for no other reasons than to hear why Zach was nervous to do the Conan O'Brien show, and to learn why Kanene thought Zach was crazy when she first met him. Enjoy!
Here it is - the video collaboration between The Lone Bellow and SerialBox Presents! It is gorgeous, sweeping music and video that beautifully conveys the depth of this song. It is incredible how perfectly in sync such a large ensemble can play together. This builds or anticipation of the album even more!
Last week, The Lone Bellow shared that a "big project" with SerialBox Presents will be coming out some time this coming week. Having seen some of the work they did together in 2013, we are very excited to see what they will be releasing. While we are waiting, we decided to share, over the next few days, some of the videos from last year.
First is a production of Tree to Grow. We have watched this video more times than we can count. Shot entirely in one take, it wonderfully captures what makes this band so special - the way their voices harmonize so powerfully and the obvious connection between the three of them. And the videography is stunning.
We've seen a few of the videos SerialBox Presents has produced with The Lone Bellow as part of their project involving a "multi-camera, multi-tracked, live, one-take performance," and they are stunning. This short teaser video is a subtle form of torture for us The Lone Bellow fans! We can't wait to hear more!
We found a nice little write up on The Lone Bellow by Kolbie Stonehocker of Salt Lake City Weekly. She gives us just a few more details on the upcoming album, as well as a glimpse of what went into the recording process. Oh, and if you're unfamiliar with how the band got their name you can read about that, too. Check it out here.
While we on the East Coast are not-so-patiently-but-ever-optimistically waiting for The Lone Bellow to announce some concert dates close to home, they are working their magic up and down the West Coast. We were so happy to find this little tribute from a fan, Kory Westerhold, who caught their show at The Fillmore in San Francisco last week. Kory wrote:
"Their music recalls something deep within us. Their unique mix of Gospel, soul, Memphis-era rock-n-roll- all mixed with the urgency to Zach's delivery- could inspire fandom in even the coldest of hearts."
In addition to his touching words, he captured some amazing images of the band. These are some of the best photos we've seen of The Lone Bellow performing, and it made our "need" for a concert fix that much stronger.
The Lone Bellow has been teasing us with snippets for the last couple of weeks, but today, NPR's All Songs Considered has posted the full title track to their upcoming album, Then Came the Morning. In introducing the song, Stephen Thompson write, "The Lone Bellow has lost none of its sleekly soaring charm."
Also, over at Bestnewbands.com, Caitlin Peterkin interviewed Zach Williams about the band's ascendency, musical influences, and the new album.
You’ve kicked off an extensive tour – how do you stay energized and motivated on the road?
What do you think of Then Came the Morning? We'd love to hear from you, so leave a comment here, or let us know in the forum!
Recently The Lone Bellow shared on their Facebook page this video of "Watch Over Us" from a show they did in Dallas last year. There's a reason Bobbie mentioned in our forum that this song has been stuck in her head on repeat, and why our guest writer, Paul Wallen, was searching for the song on his ipod after he last saw them. It's just one of those songs. If you've been lucky enough to see them perform this song live, then you know exactly what we mean. If you haven't, then this video is the next best thing.
Who We Are
We are Abra and Bobbie, two friends living in Boston who go to a lot of concerts together. We saw The Lone Bellow, having never heard of them, and could not believe our good fortune in discovering such talent. We now try to go by the "Four-Hour-Rule", meaning if we can get to a show within four hours, we will be there, hopefully right up front.