Video Premiere: The Lighthouse And The Whaler “Water Walker”

Photo credit: Alexis Grapentien

Check out the delightfully melodic indie-folk of the latest single from The Lighthouse And The Whaler.  ‘Water Walker’ is an upbeat, dreamy song, with soaring, tuneful vocals and gorgeous, understated instrumentation from the trio of Michael LoPresti, Ryan Walker and Mark Porostosky.  The band say of the single: “‘Water Walker’ is about the consistent and unending flow of information, the commentary that comes from it and the effect that has on me. I sometimes think so much is said that really nothing is said at all and I think writing ‘Water Walker’ was a way to search myself, to really see if I have anything of value to say or am I just talking.”   Musically, it’s a perfect soundtrack for late summer, a feeling reinforced by gorgeously-shot, washed out warmth of the video, which finds the trio performing on the beach by the gently lapping sea.  The subtle, hazy light has a dream-like quality in keeping with The Lighthouse and The Whaler’s distinctive sound.

It’s the title track from The Lighthouse And The Whaler’s forthcoming EP, due out on 25th August.  The band share their thoughts on the project: “‘The Water Walker EP is about communication. To start between oneself (‘What’s In Your Head’), between two people (‘I’ll Wait For You’) and with the world at large (‘Water Walker’). Each song explores a different angle of how we use the voice we have. I struggle sometimes with if I use my voice well enough, to say anything worth listening too and I think, for me, this EP was an exploration of that topic.”

The Cleveland-based band delivers consistently well-crafted songs, artful pieces with an ethereal sense of beauty reminiscent of The Head and the Heart, Of Monsters & Men and the Lumineers.  On Spotify alone, they have amassed over 52 million streams and counting and their 2021 release, ‘Talk’, was acclaimed by critics.  After their breakthrough album, 2012’s ‘This is An Adventure’, further singles, EPs and full-length records intensified the critical acclaim and reinforced their strong fanbase.  Meanwhile, their songs have featured on the likes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘American Idol’, and the worldwide trailer for Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’.  During October and November, the band will be touring the USA – details and tickets are available here.  Enjoy.

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From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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