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Austin's Natalie Jane Hill has crafted an absolutely perfect modern folk epic with "Orb Weaver." The song isn't a throwback or old timey by any means. Instead, it's a timeless folk/Americana song that could have been released any time in the past fifty years. It's a simple song, with Hill's mesmerizing vocals mixing expertly with a picked guitar and possibly some steel guitar poking out of the background for atmosphere. "Orb Weaver" is far more hypnotic than haunting, and is a truly beautiful, organic folk song from Hill.
In a press release, Natalie Jane Hill says of the new song:
“'Orb Weaver' is a song about comparing myself to the hidden intricacies that I might find on a walk in the woods. I attach most of my memories to what is visually around during a certain time. Sometimes there is a comfort to the natural world and other times there is a harshness. My experiences can almost mirror them. I’d like to think that nature has a way of telling us exactly what we need to hear."
You can watch the video for "Orb Weaver" below. Solely is due out on October 29 via Dear Life Records. You can pre-order a copy over at Bandcamp. For more on Natalie Jane Hill, check out the artist's Facebook.