Darlingside - "White Horses" (video) (premiere)

by Sarah Zupko

17 May 2016

Darlingside's most striking feature is those pristine, crystalline harmonies that the four-member band spin like the finest of weavers.
Photo: Livingston Jones and Barbara Takenaga 

Darlingside‘s most striking feature is those pristine, crystalline harmonies that the four-member band spin like the finest of weavers. They seduce and pull you into their stunningly beautiful musical sphere. In fact, the harmony singing is so good that Darlingside may be today’s Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Their latest single/video is for “White Horses”, an utterly gorgeous song that will have you hunting down their recent release Birds Say.
  
Harris Paseltiner, who sings and plays cello and guitar with Darlingside, says, “‘White Horses’ revisits some moments from my growing up north of Chicago—apple picking in October, swimming in Lake Michigan, sneaking out onto the roof with my brother. We often write from our collective memories of childhood, and in this one we focused on the way that certain times of year can predictably take you back to people and places in the past, making time feel almost cyclical. It was thrilling to work again with animator Abe Dieckman, who created his own parallel world of memory-chasing and seasonal cycling.”

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