This morning we came across this article by Brian Palmer about The Lone Bellow and their upcoming album! It's got all the details, including the date of an EP to be released very soon, and we finally get to hear a new song as early as October 7! We cannot wait! Make sure to check out the article because it's got everything you need to know.
As if we weren't already excited enough, The Lone Bellow has been teasing us for the last week with hints about their upcoming album, Then Came The Morning. Last we heard from the band, they are hopeful it will be dropping in January! As Bostonians, this is the first time we've been excited about January's arrival!
We recently came across this interview and performance from not quite a year ago, filmed in Washington Square Park by Baeble Music. It is interesting to hear a little about how the trio collaborate on songwriting, and how their music has affected fans.
In the pre-dawn hours of this morning, I found myself unable to sleep because of the lengthy to-do list running through my head. I turned to Facebook, the great distractor, in hopes that it would still my brain. Instead, I discovered the words written by Zach Williams, describing the tragedy that he and his wife went through ten years ago; the tragedy that gave rise to his music career.
Zach’s portrayal of events is somehow haunting and beautiful. As I read, then re-read his story- as you do when you realize what you’re reading is deeply stirring something within you- I could not help but think of the times in my life when I was staring tragedy in the eye, terrified of the unknown. While his wife (thankfully) made an inexplicable recovery, Zach said he did not view this as the miracle, rather for him the miracle was, “watching the loved ones, nurses, and patients love one another and see a beauty that only they have the honor of truly understanding.” These words will not leave me. It is, indeed, during sorrowful times that we are completely unable to deny our unyielding need for one another, and it is love and compassion for one another that carries us through.
As I read the comments on the Facebook page, I was struck by how many people were genuinely moved by his words, and how tragedy, like music, has the power to unify us. I suspect that his wife’s healing, in and of itself, was a blessing. Luckily for us, though, the event led to the creation of The Lone Bellow. I have, at times, wondered why this band? What is it about them that I can’t shake off? Then I go to another show and see just how infectious their energy is, and how every concert feels like its own little miracle. And really, that’s enough.