The Echo and The Always unveil music video for new single ‘History of Trees’
Debut album ‘…And After That the Dark’ out now via Jealous Lovers:
Welsh five-piece The Echo and The Always recently released their debut album ‘..And After That The Dark’ via Jealous Lovers and now they’ve releaseda brand new music video to accompany latest single ‘History of Trees’. Drawing inspiration from the poem ‘Crossing The Bar’ by Alfred Tennyson, from which the band also found the album’s title ‘…and After that the Dark’, it’s a mellifluous composition which also carries a deeply personal meaning. As vocalist Laura Hancock explains “Lyrically the song is actually about mental health and its effect on the whole family; how genetics can often lead to mental health running through a family tree and how the suffering of one family member can have a profound impact on the whole family as they try their hardest to keep everything together.”
Influenced by diverse artists such as The Cure, Daughter, Brand New, The Gaslight Anthem and The Joy Formidable, TEATA’s sound is not one that’s easy to pigeonhole, but that makes this band all the more intriguing. Drawing on elements from their own eclectic musical background including rock, folk, and classical, their songs are shoegazey indie pop symphonies with layers upon layers of guitar, bass, synth, trumpet, and vocal melodies that dance together and play off one another with melodic elegance.