Posted June 30, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

New Larkin Poe Album Reflects Joy and Positivity

Larkin Poe
Larkin Poe

The sister duo Larkin Poe hit the top of Billboard’s Top New Artists charts with their new album, Self Made Man. Released earlier this year, the album finds the multi-instrumentalist duo — Rebecca and Megan Lovell — pushing their music and message towards “hitherto unexplored terrain,” inspired by their epic world travels yet still rooted in the creative heritage of their beloved American South.

The group has just released the official music video for the single “Back Down South,” a bluesy number that benefits from some wicked guitar and soulful vocals.  

“Roots American music is in our bones,” the band says in a statement about the song and its accompanying music video. “We feel deep pride in being part of a new generation of music-makers who are building upon the foundations laid by those that came before — the bluesmen and women of the Delta, the shape note singers of the Great Smoky Mountains, and all the devils that went down to Georgia to jam some rock ‘n’ roll. We ended up filming most of the outdoor shots on one of the hottest days we’ve had in Nashville, so many gallons of sweat were shed in the making of this music video — but it was totally worth it.” 

The band recently gave a special full-band live-streamed performance at the brand new Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. The show was streamed live via FANS.COM and is available now through “FANS On Demand” as well as the band’s YouTube and Facebook channels and the Relix YouTube and Facebook channels.

Self Made Man follows 2018’s Venom & Faith. The duo self-produced the album with “good buddy and engineer” Roger Alan Nichols at his Nashville-based Bell Tone Recording.

“This is, in a lot of ways, is the first lyrically uplifting record we’ve made,” Megan Lowell says. “People can go through terrible things. People can weather immeasurable sorrow and hard times, and yet we can still come out on the other side, pull ourselves together, and thrive. This record reflects some of the joy and positivity that we ourselves feel and appreciate.”


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