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.
Watch Aberdeen above, hear it below, and keep up with The Hello Darlins via their website, Facebook and Instagram.