Cincinnati-based folk string band The Tillers’ new self-titled studio album comes out March 23rd (this Friday, date fans) via Sofaburn Records and they’ve shared the track ‘Dear Mother’ with us which is really rather lovely and features my favourite type of overcast sky. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Sean Geil told AUK: “Most of the subject matter for this song comes from the environmental issues we see in our area of Cincinnati on a daily basis. Polluted waterways and air, a generations-old farm torn down and a subdivision built in its place, River Road lined with factories. In this shoot we went 5 minutes down Rt. 50 to the top of a hill overlooking the Ohio River. In the background you see the beautiful Ohio River Valley stretching and winding along. But in the distance, a billowing power plant juxtaposes the scene, casting a dark and unsettling cloud. It’s all perfectly captured with one camera, in one shot by renowned photographer, Michael Wilson.”
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