Thursday, June 11, 2020

Cinder Well - "Wandering Boy"

Amelia Baker (formerly of Blackbird Raum and Lankum) moved from Los Angeles to Ireland to study traditional Irish music. Cinder Well is the name she's recording that under, and we can hear another song from that project. "Wandering Boy" is haunting in the way that only Celtic music can be. This may be an old song, but Cinder Well makes it her own. It's dark, and sparse, and lonely. Besides Baker's vocals propelling the entire song, there's little more than the hum of a violin or accordion throughout. The music almost feels like it's dragging Baker in, and her voice is the only thing pushing her forward.

You can listen to "Wandering Boy" below. No Summer, the upcoming album from Cinder Well, will be out July 24 on Free Dirt Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Cinder Well, check out the artist's website.

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