The Crescent Sky | Horizon Lines: Exclusive Premiere

The B.C. indie-folk foursome soar majestically with a strikingly beautiful new single.

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The Crescent Sky soar majestically above the Horizon Lines in their transcendent and transporting new single — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.

The B.C. indie-folk band’s long-overdue followup to their 2020 album Wonder, the strikingly beautiful and thoughtfully crafted Horizon Lines is a song that’s proves good things are well worth the wait. As a fingerpicked acoustic guitar and violin dance pensively, thumping percussion and syncopated handclaps stylishly underpin bright harmonies that bridge Laurel Canyon in the ’60s with contemporary roots-pop. “I found my way out of here / I am above all things I fear,” the four singers intone in soothing, mantra-like harmony as the track slowly but surely builds in volume and intensity — until a massive wave of vocals envelop you like the morning sun suddenly bursting into view, leaving you feeling cleansed, reborn and hopeful.

That’s no accident. “Horizon Lines is an expression of the relief that comes when we take a moment to find some perspective and a reminder that we’re capable of moving through challenges, even when hope seems elusive,” The Crescent Sky explain in a press release.

Since forming in 2018, the two couples that form the quartet have quite rightly gained recognition for their talents and incandescent sound. Bandmembers Anna Luth (vocals / percussion / guitar), Regan Luth (vocals / violin / mandolin), Anna Ratzlaff (vocals / cello / piano) and Jason Ratzlaff (vocals / guitar / bass) are individually strong songwriters, and together they compose music that combines string melodies, whimsical synths and rhythmic guitar lines.

Drawing on shared influences like The Staves, Bon Iver and Fleetwood Mac, The Crescent Sky place collaboration at the centre of their music, allowing each member’s unique giftings to shape the process. “As a group we’ve always defied the expectation of having one band leader. We aim to work collectively. This means that all of our endeavours are filtered through four different perspectives, which creates tension, but allows us to move together as a team with equal expression,” says Anna Luth.

Over the past four years, The Crescent Sky have performed at received the 2018 Abbotsford Arts Council Emerging Artist Award and placed in the top 100 of the 2019 Searchlight contest. They released their debut album Wonder in 2020. In 2021, they performed at the Harrison Festival of the Arts and Pigeon Lake Music Festival, showcased in Breakout West’s Spotlight Showcase for Folk Alliance International and showcased at the Folk Music Ontario Conference.

Horizon Lines was produced by Jonathan Anderson (Jordan Klassen, Ocie Elliot). Check out the song above and below, and find The Crescent Sky at their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.