Transatlantic two-piece Tommy Lefroy serenade “Northern Towns” via bucolic indie-folk
Wynter Bethel and Tessa Mouzourakis, aka Tommy Lefroy, bridge the geographic gulf between their respective LA and London bases by silken, at occasions angst-frayed, balladry; contributing to a assured pressure of songwriting akin to that championed by Phoebe Bridgers and Large Thief.
Following Tommy Lefroy‘s latest cowl of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”, their newest single “Northern Cities” melds the enduring affect of heartland rock with dulcet indie-folk character, an ebb and circulate permeating its ode to the twin origins of Northern Michigan-raised Bethel and Vancouver-hailing Mouzourakis.
Burnished with sylvan, finger-plucked acoustic trails and delicate vocal strands, the duo gravitate between untainted tranquillity and momentary bursts of ardour, showcasing their twinned vary within the course of.
Borrowing their identify from a accomplice of Jane Austen, the pair’s literary-nodding undertaking emanated out of an prompt connection sparked on an preliminary assembly in Nashville – a friendship, as fellow home party-frequenters, which blossomed right into a potent artistic bond; inspired by Wynter in response to Tessa’s rendition of boygenius’ “Ketchum, ID”.
Penned in tribute to early relationships and a romantic attachment to their northern origins, the observe is an instance of the inventive pact on the poignant coronary heart of Tommy Lefroy as a unit. The band elaborate upon the shared values behind the one’s creation: “We began scripting this tune about nostalgia for first loves and the locations we grew up—it grew to become this realization that qualities we had been drawn to in companions had been actually simply issues we had been hoping to search out in ourselves.”
“Northern Cities” is out now. Discover Tommy Lefroy on Instagram.
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