The Hello Darlins and Joey Landreth join forces in the tender new Americana ballad Aberdeen — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Boasting an impeccable pedigree, The Hello Darlins continue to shake up the roots music scene with each single leading up to the arrival of their full-length debut Go By Feel. Their latest offering Aberdeen finds them sharing the spotlight with Winnipeg singer-guitarist Joey Landreth of The Bros. Landreth — the latest addition to The Hello Darlins collective and further proof that they’re living up to their reputation as “the Broken Social Scene of Americana.”
Aberdeen is a song about a horse, written by the Darlins’ co-founders, singer Candace Lacina and Hammond organist Mike Little. But what it’s really about is loyalty and friendship, and how to extend that beyond the boundaries of a fence-line or lifetime. Candace explains, “When we played the demo for Joey Landreth, he got it right away. We recorded it in our home studio and he delivered such a heartfelt vocal, the way only Joey Landreth can.” Also appearing on the track is Tammy Rogers from The SteelDrivers, who added a breathtaking mandolin part, with Mike Little contributing accordion.
In Landreth’s view, “The Hello Darlins is a collection of some of the finest musicians and people I know. Playing with them is a joy and recording this song and video was a blast. This is such a beautiful song that weaves a delicate and complex story. Great music made by great people. It doesn’t get better than that!”
The concept of The Hello Darlins first took shape back in 2016 when Calgary-based Lacina and Little (also known as MFL) reconnected six years after meeting at a recording studio. They soon found themselves making music together between their work with other artists — an impressive list that ranges from Shania Twain to Charlie Major, The Road Hammers to George Canyon, and even B.B. King.
Through The Hello Darlins, Lacina and Little — along with a powerhouse supporting cast — combine all of their skills and influences to forge a hybrid of country, gospel and blues like no other. It all adds up to a sound that appends the great “North” to the Americana genre, unveiling a musical vision that will continue to be revealed ahead of the 2021 release of Go By Feel. Based on what they’ve offered so far with their previous two singles — Still Waters (ft. Matt Andersen) and Catch That Train — the album can’t come soon enough for their rapidly growing fan base.