Cinder Well – Through the Tendons || Sleeping Heavy and Well

Melodic, dreamy but also urgent, this is Cinder Well's folk calling.

Cinder Well New Secret

We are deep lovers of good Americana-Folk. Cinder Well are the perfect example of how these merge of indie genres can sound both melodic and dreamy without losing that intrinsic story-telling root.

They appeared on our radar with Through The Tendons one of the tracks from 6-track (and beautifully engaging) EP The Unconscious Echo released almost one year ago. The song sounds like cinematic folk with a contagious pace and vocals that always sound on the verge of popping out of the melody and sitting side by side with us. The Americana is felt mainly in the guitar sequences with a banging banjo always giving its sincerity away in the back. And wave after wave, they conquered us with such an honest and heartfelt pungent song. 

The follower to these songs is now the single entitled Sleeping Heavy and Well. In fact, recorded as part of the EP it was unreleased and gained now the light of the day. With lyrics by the late Emily Smalls’ poem “Sharp//Soft”, this is a beautiful but tragic song that tries to increase awareness against trans suicides. With all money from downloads being donated to an organization dedicated to preventing trans suicide and improving the quality of trans lives, the song is, of course, a sort of dedication to Emily Smalls with who the vocalist lived with:

“Emily asked me to collaborate on a piece – to play something on guitar for her to read poetry over. The event was sweet, lots of friends were there, Emily’s poetry slayed everyone. But we never got around to performing something together. After her death I have never stopped feeling compelled to put Emily’s words to music. “

This is a track that touched us more than we were ready to be touched. And we would like to reinforce Amelia Baker’s necessary calling to tell all our friends we love them.

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