Lowland Hum - "Olivia" (video) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

2 April 2015

The husband and wife duo Lowland Hum type their heart's song on a typewriter in the new lyric video for "Olivia".

In a nice tip of the cap to the lyric video for Josh Ritter’s “New Lover”, the North Carolina husband and wife duo Lowland Hum have crafted a typewriter-centric lyric video to their song “Olivia”, which comes from their forthcoming self-titled LP. This marks Daniel and Lauren Goans’ sophomore outing.

“Olivia” is notable for its surprising twist towards its conclusion; what seems like a singer/songwriter format for the bulk of the track ends up giving way to a euphoric pop coda. As for the video, you both get an up-close look at the lyrics, and at the making of what looks like a tasty peanut butter and honey sandwich. As far as combinations go, that’s a pretty darn good one—just like “Olivia” itself.
Goans explains to PopMatters, “‘Olivia’ explores the difficulty of achieving connection between individuals even when all of the “ingredients” for a good day are present. We wrote it while on tour in Oskaloosa, Kansas, staying in a picturesque hand built cottage, surrounded by lush farmland. Sometimes even with the wealth of sunshine, a beautiful location, a good night’s rest, and a good meal, barriers to enjoying one another’s company still exist. Sitting in my favorite sun drenched spot in our kitchen, I typed out the lyrics to ‘Olivia’ remembering the setting where the song was born.”

Lowland Hum is out on 14 April. You can pre-order the album via iTunes.

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