Folk-Rock Band Lovechild Release Wistful New Single "Northbound Train"
Based in New York City, folk-rock group Lovechild are specializing in the kind of musical poetry we've been missing. On their latest single, "Northbound Train," they yearn for a country calm.
Led by poignant songwriter and one-of-a-kind vocalist Leo Liebeskind, Lovechild are a group of talented instrumentalists putting out whirling, addicting sonic gems that suggest major psychedelic influence. On "Northbound Train" and its accompanying music video, a woozy bluesy horn introduction drifts before the song starts with a delicate guitar rhythm, aided by Liebeskind's gorgeously groggy vocals. Soon, additional layers of bellowing bass and percussion join in beneath a nostalgic storyline that finds the band wishing to flee New York City's bustling streets in favor of the countryside's natural, calming silence. The video features simple b-roll footage of upstate scenery, rolling out dark shots of quiet roads and sunsets that take your breath away, mimicking exactly what Lovechild are so desperate for. "Northbound Train" is fragile, a sway of a song, minimalist in its arrangement yet so powerful in its delivery, and it may just be the loveliest lullaby for New York dreamers.