It is not often that a musical duo is also tied together with the glue of marriage, however North Carolina's Lowland Hum have been using their connection to their advantage, releasing powerful folk since 2012. Filled with messages throughout, Lowland Hum released their debut album in 2013, followed by an EP last year and now the duo are focused on their second full-length album, due out on April 14th.
As the second song off of their upcoming self-titled release, "Odell" is focused around Lauren Goans' sweet and subtle vocal delivery. In moving through the song, an evolving backing provides character and shape with the ability to build into a catchy chorus and peel back into the beautifully soft outro.
Of the song, Daniel Goans had this to say, "The inspiration for the lyrics of 'Odell' came when Lauren was flipping through a book of paintings by Toulouse Lautrec and happened upon a portrait of the artist's mother, Adele. After learning some about her life and the various tragedies that befell the family, we couldn't help but read those stories into her expression and posture as depicted in Lautrec's heart rending portrayal of her."