Jayson here with my DJ pick of the week from blues sister duo Larkin Poe and their new single “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues.”
Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of roots rock ‘n’ roll: gritty, soulful and flavored by their southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe. We were lucky enough to have them at this year’s Live On The Green Music Festival, and we’re thrilled to have new music from the band. Their new album Venom & Faith is due out Nov. 9.
“‘Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues’ is a punchy little number that lends itself to a stripped-back performance. We really had fun working it up just the two of us — this is the first time we’ve ever sung three-part harmony with Megan’s slide joining in as the third vocal! During the writing process, the rhythmic imagery of the lyric came so naturally to me that it almost felt like this song wanted to be written; it feels like a reminder of the importance in choosing to vibrantly live our lives while we have them: ‘You’ve gotta ride, feel the fire like a first kiss… you’ve gotta ride at your own risk,’” says Rebecca.
Listen to “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues” below and let us know what you think.