The Honey Dewdrops (from the album Anyone Can See available as a self-release)
The urban environment of their Baltimore, Maryland-homebase fades when The Honey Dewdrops decorate Anyone Can See, their recent release, with soundscapes of their original homes in Appalachia. Gentle strums and easy Folk Americana is the musical backdrop as the power of a human voice steers the stories as The Honey Dewdrops pull trouble closer staring through “Rainy Windows” to talk to a friend while “Still Life” sketches a tale that paints a picture of a homecoming while guitar strings strum sharp chords to match the changing times of “Going Rate” and hush to for the observations in “Easy”.
The Honey Dewdrops (Laura Wortmanand Kagey Parrish)wanted a spontaneous atmosphere in the sound for Anyone Can See, the duo’s fourth album release. The pair set the studio stage for the effects that wanted, sharing the backstory recalling ‘we focused in on that live energy by sitting close to each other in the studio so we could hear everything in a natural way. By recording each song in its entirety and keeping edits minimal we found the takes that had the magic often had some variation of voice and rhythm, like the songs were unfolding themselves. The process made us look at how we define what is ‘right’ in our performances. What sounded good to us was the unexpected, the improvisational moments that enhanced the arc of a song’. Dark Folk surrounds the confessions of “Ramblin’ Man” while The Honey Dewdrops offer advice to a friend talking to a memory in “More Than You Should Say” as they let their own experience be a DIY-guide for “Welcome to the Club”.
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