Folk Soul duo HOLY HIVE release new single,
“I DON’T ENVY YESTERDAYS”
from upcoming 7”, out 4/2/2021 on BIG CROWN RECORDS
Following up the massive success of their debut album, Float Back To You, Holy Hive is back with a new tune, “I Don’t Envy Yesterdays,” from a forthcoming 7”, to be released on April 2, 2021 on Big Crown Records. Listen to “I Don’t Envy Yesterdays” HERE.
Formed by sought-after drummer Homer Steinweiss (founding member of The Dap Kings), folk singer/guitarist Paul Spring, and bassist Joe Harrison, Holy Hive’s signature “Folk Soul” sound has earned them a diverse group of fans around the globe and sets them apart from fellow groups lumped into the indie/folk algorithm. Their first full-length album, Float Back To You, earned praise from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Paste Magazine, Vinyl Me Please, Glide Magazine, and many more.
A professional drummer for the last two decades, Steinweiss got his start as a founding member of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and toured extensively with the acclaimed soul outfit before settling into a more studio-oriented approach to drumming. He has also provided the backbeat to hit records by Amy Winehouse, St. Vincent, Bruno Mars, and The Jonas Brothers, to name a few. Spring has self-released seven albums of singer-songwriter material including a commercially well-received children’s record, Home Of Song, while Harrison is a multi-instrumentalist who has played with Frank Dukes and Charles Bradley, among others.
|“I Don’t Envy Yesterdays” is a tune that deals with the role time plays in the human experience. Spring’s falsetto vocals – crafted in one improvised take – wax poetic about futility and acceptance while Steinweiss’ drumming in itself creates a subplot about the boundaries of time. In true Holy Hive fashion, they take on these deep philosophical and abstract concepts, yet come out sounding as light and easy as a summer day. “This song is a rumination on the unique human ability to live in the past,” Steinweiss says. “It’s a particularly apt message considering how much has changed in this pandemic year and forces one to think about how quickly things change in general.”|
Written and recorded at a small house in the desert of the Yucca Valley, “I Don’t Envy Yesterdays” and its B-side, “Color It Easy,” (out digitally on May 24) are stripped down to Holy Hive’s core instrumentation of bass, drums, guitar and vocals, produced by Steinweiss. This 7” should hold everyone over while they put the finishing touches on their sophomore full-length record due out in Fall of 2021.