Loma “Black Willow” Full in Bloom Song of the Week

The full in bloom song of the week is “Black Willow” from Loma. The track is taken from the group’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 16, 2018 via Sub Pop Records.

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Loma is a brand new project featuring Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg with Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record. When the album began, Cross and Duszynski were a married couple, but their relationship ended during the sessions—an atmosphere Meiburg found both challenging and inspiring—and the isolated house became the album’s muse.

Meiburg, Duszynski and Cross became friends when Cross Record, on their first-ever tour, supported Shearwater throughout America and Europe in 2016. “I couldn’t believe all that sound was coming out of two people,” he says. “They were mesmerizing.” In the van or at soundchecks, they shared their musical knowledge and love of nature and animals, and after an especially memorable show in Belgium, Meiburg approached Cross and Duszynski about working together. “I fell in love with their music,” he admits, “and I wanted to know how they did it.”

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