XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Then Came The Morning” by The Lone Bellow
The Lone Bellow are releasing their sophomore album, in January, 2015 and recently released the title song, “Then Came The Morning.” The album was produced by Aaron Dessner of the The National, and comes two years after the trio – Zach Williams, Kanene Pipkin, and Brian Elmquist – released their self-titled debut.
“Then Came The Morning” has a soulful, almost gospel like vibe to it, and swells with emotional intensity. About the song, lead singer Zach told NPR Music:
I was listening to a lot of Vegas-era Elvis when I started writing it. It has tinges of our gospel-music upbringing: The piano melody especially highlights the way my grandmother can bang on her old upright when she sings “Uncloudy Day” every Thanksgiving. We recorded all the vocals together in the old church sanctuary at Dreamland Studios, and Aaron Dessner wrote all the wind, brass and strings with Vegas Elvis in mind.
Listen to “Then Came The Morning” below.
Purchase the song here.