Great Music Video here
and Bandcamp here
“We descend from the trees, dig our toes into the dark earth, we do as we please.” (You)
Shannon keeps us somewhere between her alarming eloquence and her melodic narrative. It is a warm and pressing place where piano keys react, break, and recede. She could be a mermaid playing the tide, if it crashed instantly, and then rushed a little faster, as if out of breath.
“An old photograph still blushes and laughs, still kisses your hands in the back of the class” (Squid)
It is often difficult to tell if the stark backing piano notes are waiting, chasing or pulling her vocals as she tames their eager playfulness. Nevertheless the chemistry between her vocals and her piano is a perfect tandem.
“We got back to the city and you pulled my hair… right out of my eyes.” (Just Us)
When she slows down, to raise her voice, she plays longing like a certified need. It stops you, and backed with only the necessities of percussion and piano the naked sound rings like a recess bell, it rings like a justified pure truth.
“I don’t know how to love you better, show me, show me. In the tidal zone I roam, searching for sea glass under sea foam, I, I’m alone.” (Wait by the Sea)
I just don’t know anyone else with this sound. And because it is not clouded nor over done an honesty prevails in every verse and note. We can listen to the piano compositions, then the melodies, then the words, then the imagery, then the feelings, then we might understand the complex simplicity of Shannon Harney.
“And I think on the day, the day, the bride cracked like sun left in the clay.”
Come out and see her play Sunday February 1st, 2015 at Viracocha at the book release!