It is official. Singer-songwriter Land Of Trees has released his fourth LP titled Things I Don’t Know.. Yet. On the project, we discover the sombre yet hopeful record ‘Giving You My Notice’, a hearty mix of harmonies to soothe the soul. “‘Things I Don’t Know.. Yet’ is a step back to basics.” he shared, describing how he aimed to create music for music’s sake. And he has delivered, keeping things sonically cohesive, nothing overly complicated.
Land Of Trees’ music touches on the folky side of Indie music. Straying from the usual formula, he imbues his sound with the voice of a man raised in nature. There is a certain earthiness to his sound. He creates music grounded in his roots, elaborating on the stories from his life to give listeners a vacation from the office desk, where they can drift with the mist in the mountains. Read our feature on his previously released single ‘See The Fire Dancing Single’ here.
Electronic musician WMD released his latest track ‘Nowhere’ via Natural Blonde. Michael Erickson, moniker WMD has found a niche in producing music that speaks to and addresses melancholia and the negative emotions in relationships. Michael hails from Cashmere, Washington and is currently based in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The melody in ‘Nowhere’ issupported bygentle guitar strings from the beginning of the song to the end. The guitar strings reverberations cascade slowly, giving the impression that they are not going anywhere, and its leisured echos invite listeners on a journey to a destination solely determined by the listeners themselves. The use of acoustic guitars and electric guitars in this track has produced a sound that is engaging. The track evokes peace, relaxation, and the need to just exist without the pressures to constantly remain busy or to attain recognition in the world.
WND tell us how he began making‘Nowhere’: “This song was one of the few on this record written during a two-week stay in northern Montana last winter. I had a cabin on a little private lake, which I set up a small studio in. I remember starting the song on acoustic guitar one evening while watching the sun set over the mountains”.
Nature explorer and musician Land Of Trees unveils the video for ‘See The Fire Dancing’ via Land Of Trees Music. The zestful musician first used poetry to express his love for nature, afterwards this love was put into his music.
The video begins with a shot of the scattered lighting of the Varberg Theater, which twinkles like fireflies and stars in a cloudless night sky. The dimed back area of the theatre, together with the lighted stage, give the video a futuristic quality that is akin to a spaceship that can only be found billions of years into the future. The thought that comes to mind is how connected and similar the future is to the present and also how the past is connected to the future because fire and light shine bright in all civilisations and will most likely shine in the same manner for future generations.
Land Of Trees discusses the chosen venue for the video: “For most of the band it was the first time seeing Varberg Theater in all of its glory. It’s a well-preserved old theatre with a lot of soul. After setting everything up with lights, cameras and microphones, it was just a matter of actually recording the live session”.
Authentic Indie-Folk singer-songwriter Land Of Trees released hisbrand new single ‘See The Fire Dancing’ viaLand Of Trees Music on the 21st of October. The eclectic musician’s love of nature is one of the principal catalysts for his musical creativity, resulting in music that is permeated with anecdotes of life outdoors and a curious hommage to the environment.
The lyricism in the single is a gentle consolation that speaks directly to the often hidden places in our hearts, promoting freedom and self-acceptance. Words in the song such as the following: “finding comfort in your smile” and “thankful for these days” are those that every human being needs to hear every day because they remind us that we are not alone in the world and that there is goodness in the world, one has just to be awake to and aware of the small good times.
Land Of Trees relays the moment ‘See The Fire Dancing’was composed:“I wrote it on my banjo, which was peculiar enough to begin with, but when I played it to the band they were all mesmerised in their own way. It was an easy choice as our first single release for the upcoming album and I’ve never seen the band more intrigued to record a song”.