Written by: Jen Dan
British folk duo The Rabbitts were inspired to create their recently released EP, Tall Pine & Tangled Vines, by a trip they took to British Columbia, Canada. Odhran Linsey and Lucy McKinlay took the influences of the Canadian wilderness and distilled their experiences into the acoustic folk EP.
Linsey (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandola, acoustic bass, harmonica, bodhran, percussion) and McKinlay (vocals, mandolin, mandola, whistle, percussion) found the forest and mountain environments a refreshing change where they could explore and revitalize their sound. Themes of love and freedom run through the record, which also draws upon the couple’s real-life relationship, as well as their musical union.
Stereo Embers is delighted to premiere the video, directed by Dakota Allison, for the laid-back, but sparkling track “Luna Lupa”. McKinlay’s sweet vocal tones rise airily while Linsey’s duskier tone twines around hers. Gently plucked stringed instruments and soft tambourine shake buoy the song even more as it crests with a faster pace, more intense sonics, and enthusiastic, around-the-bonfire vocal harmonies.
The video is set in the natural world and features Linsey and McKinlay on the shore of a quiet bay, walking along rusted railroad tracks, and performing on the top of a dilapidated wooden boat.
As evening unfurls, they skip stones on the water’s surface and watch the vivid sun set in the middle of the sloping mountains. In the burgeoning darkness, the pair light up bright sparklers to ward off the night, walking along the shoreline before kicking up their heels in a celebratory dance.
Find out more about The Rabbitts here: https://www.therabbitts.com/home