The bluegrassy Americana musical quartet debut their music video for “Walnut Tree.”
The song: “Walnut Tree.”
The band: The fresh new super-group — comprising dobro player Billy Cardine, banjoist Mary Lucey, bassist Shelby Means, and guitarist Joel Timmons — joined forces for a new twist on their respective genres. Their upcoming EP, Lovers Leap, available April 16, brings together tight harmonies, bluegrassy pickings, and fresh writing topics for an original Americana debut.
From songwriter Mary Lucey: “I wrote this song while sitting on the deck, gazing out at a beautiful giant walnut tree on our mountainside. It’s about the subtle power of nature that can help us along when we are in need of clarity or rejuvenation. In Japanese they call it shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), and in Scotland, folks can now be prescribed walks in the woods by their doctors. There’s a verse about a fella feeding crows in the city. I know we aren’t supposed to feed animals, but I can’t help feeling joy when you see the happiness it brings people when they connect with plants and animals.”
About the video: “This video was recorded on a cold afternoon in Hot Springs, North Carolina,” says Lucey. “The river was swollen from weeks of rain and snow. It captures the beautiful energy of winter in the Appalachians.”
Why we like it: With images that rotate between close-ups of playing various instruments, captivating country scenery, and vibrant performances, viewers get an intimate look at the band’s inspiring environment and endearing camaraderie. Complement that with the track’s buoyant character and enlivening message and you have a music video that compels you to watch as much as the music invites you to move.
Get an exclusive first look at the music video for “Walnut Tree,” below.
For more information on Lovers Leap, visit their website.