Larkin Poe Shares Wistful, Bluesy New Anthem “Georgia Off My Mind,” from New LP Out 11/11


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Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — will release a new record titled Blood Harmony on Nov. 11.

They’ve been previewing the album in recent weeks with a few songs, each showcasing their impeccable songwriting craft and ability to set different moods within the blues/rock realm; their latest is particularly notable.

Titled “Georgia Off My Mind,” it’s a song about chasing dreams and the tough decisions that sometimes go with such a journey. Here’s its music video, depicting the sisters on the back of a flatbed truck, rolling through the countryside:

“Like 99 percent of my songs, that song came into being at my kitchen table late in the evening,” said Rebecca Lovell of the track. “My husband and I stumbled into that line at the chorus – ‘Tennessee keep Georgia off my mind’ – and it turned into a love song for the stretch of I-24 that connects Atlanta and Nashville, which is a drive we’ve made thousands of times now.”

Contrast that one with the snarling rock anthem, “Bad Spell,” and you get an idea of the scope of sounds explored on the new record:

Stylistically, Blood Harmony is a stark departure from the rootsy, folk-influenced releases by Larkin Poe in recent years, the latest directional advancement from the dynamic duo (and their accomplices).

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“When steering by your own stars, you never quite know where you’re going to wind up,” said the band. “Our true north is unique to us, and in following our true north without compromise, we have been out freewheeling this world on the ride of our lives. And it still feels like just the beginning. Blood Harmony is a creative step we are proud to have taken together as sisters. We grew these songs in a sweet part of our hearts and we hope they bring beauty.”

Per a news release, the record was co-produced by the band alongside Texas-bred musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca’s husband). With Megan handling harmony vocals, lap steel, and resonator guitar and Rebecca on guitar and keys, Larkin Poe also enlisted members of their longtime live band, including drummer Kevin McGowan and bassist Tarka Layman. Mainly recorded at Rebecca and Tyler’s home studio, the result is an electrifying new work that fully harnesses the fiery vitality they’ve shown in touring across the globe, imbuing their songs with equal parts soulful sensitivity and thrilling ferocity. From the feverish guitar work of “Bad Spell” to the soul-stirring “Southern Comfort” and smoldering title track, Blood Harmony reveals a band in complete touch with their formidable intuition, their storytelling fortified with a blues-heavy sound that hits right in the heart.  

Stay tuned for more from Larkin Poe and this record — and catch a show on their lengthy slate of upcoming tour dates:

AUGUST

25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Big Blues Bender *
27 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Trois-Rivières en Blues *
8/30-9/5 – Playa Mujeres, Mexico – Etheridge Island *

SEPTEMBER

2 – North Truro, MA – Payomet Performing Arts Center
4 – George, WA – The Gorge ^
9 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre #
10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion #
11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater #
13 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater #
14 – Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada – Harvest Music Festival *
16 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center #
17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion #
18 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC #
23 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion #

OCTOBER

1 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling Festival *
8 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues Festival *
9 – Gretna, LA – Gretna Fest 2022 *
14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre #
15 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre #
16 – Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheatre #

APRIL 2023

9 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
10 – Melbourne, Australia – The Croxton Bandroom

* Festival Appearance
# Outlaw Music Festival Tour
^ w/Dave Matthews Band and Black Pumas

Comments

  • Vernon Ray says:

    Good Gawd, I love the 60’s Chevy truck! Beautiful. The song is kick ass, too.



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