Hope for Agoldensummer’s latest album, Life Inside the Body, released last Tuesday on Athens imprint Mazarine Records, is bound to keep their fans intrigued. Siblings Claire and Page Campbell, along with bandmate and engineer Suny Lyons, have crafted a sound that encompasses folk and Americana music in such a gorgeous and captivating way that no matter the album, the goods get delivered. With their inventive arrangements and beautiful harmonies, it’s no mystery why they’ve been voted Best Folk or Americana act nearly every year since 2005 by Flagpole Magazine and/or Creative Loafing. Hope For Agoldensummer brings everything listeners love about traditional folk music to life with contemporary yet universal lyrics.
With their single “Daniel Bloom,” the trio take a nostalgic approach to love and loss and the feelings that come with it. The harmonies the Campell sisters have created are so sweet and perfect they remind me of a lighter version of the Indigo Girls song, “Left Me A Fool,” from their Back on the Bus Ya’ll album. The bridge is so full of feeling it’s almost difficult for me to listen without my heart hurting a little, hoping that, when it’s all said and done, the story will have a happy ending. “Daniel Bloom” takes me on a ride I have definitely been on before; you know, the excitement and possibilities of love combined with the fear of what may or may not be. It’s a universal experience delivered in a manner that feels insightful, heartfelt and real.