Take "Marietta" for instance, that's a hard song to sing and I actually haven't gotten to sing it in front of people yet. I think that the very first stages of that song when we were first working on the harmonies probably came from a place of care and friendship. Where let's say I wrote a really hard song to sing and the harmonies that came out of that were Brian and Kanene [Pipkin] wanting to lean into that song with me. Then the melody that comes out of it is us like pressing into those thoughts that come up when I sing the song or they sing it. It's kind of a give and take of unity and friendship and trying to care for one another. The beautiful thing about making music with people is that it can transition into a real record thing. Then Aaron would know kind of the weight of the song and he would have that in mind when him and Bryce were thinking about like what should the strings sound like or when the horns should come in and create this moment of freedom or tension - however you hear it - right before this bridge comes in.
TLB Interview with The Horn
Thanks so much, Mr. Williams!
We are very honored that Zach's dad, Mr. Tony Williams, reached out to us on our Facebook page to make us aware of Zach's interview with the University of Texas-affiliated news site, The Horn. The interview provides some wonderful insight into the writing and producing of the songs on the new album.
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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.