Releases New Single and Video ‘Hawks’
Debut LP Blue Heron out 16th July via Sooper Records
Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jodi, AKA Nick Levine (ex-Pinegrove) has their debut LP Blue Heron coming July 16th via Chicago’s Sooper Records (NNAMDÏ, Sen Morimoto, KAINA) and now they’ve dropped the final single “Hawks” and along with it a video by Chicago filmmaker Jake Karlson.
For the video Jodi pored over hours of old family film to line up lyrics with past events; a beautiful snapshot of their past that coincides with their deeply intimate style of songwriting. They note of the song: “Hawks is a song about wandering. It’s about walking around Chicago with eyes open and headphones on, holding a deep affection for public transit, listening to Big Thief, and trying to make sense of a private experience of the world.”
Jodi offers this peaceful and intimate journey throughout their latest sublime creation. “Hawks” once again showcases Jodi’s flawless skills at producing the most immersive compositions, rich with emotional hooks and mirroring moments of intimacy whilst gently building this unpredictable ambiance. Jodi finds a cathartic balance by pouring such tender lyrics into their soundscapes, Jodi embraces this essential and honest manner and that resonates into the film to accompany the track. The intensity flourishes between the dynamic transitions of the ensemble, allowing a flair of rhythmic passages to soar above the sweeter notes and soft shuffles.
The vocal melodies add such a true emotional attachment to the track and from the artist, the wealth of emotional values becomes an essential trait to Jodi’s outlook. In a way, this fearless nature becomes apparent, there are no boundaries with Jodi, the audience feels honored to be let into the center of their visionary piece, to understand the importance of the lyrics and the crucial influence of the composition in its entirety. To reflect from this journey and to relate to the course. A melodic ensemble that establishes itself as meaningful.
Blue Heron, available July 16th via Sooper Records (NNAMDÏ, Sen Morimoto, KAINA) is self-described “queer country,” and deeply powerful in its song writing – a series of self-spoken intimate and remarkably present moments that recalls the likes of Jason Molina, Mount Eerie, Duster, and Julie Doiron.