Returning with their first album in seven years is Maybeshewill. The instrumental band make an unusual mixture of rock and folk. They are happy to make a pretty acoustic moment here and there but are equally delighted to smash out vicious power chords and chilling fiddle spasms. Their latest single ‘Green Unpleasant Land’ is inspired by the 2020 book of the same name from Professor Corinne Fowler. in it, Fowler questions England’s portrayal of an idyllic countryside way of life. This is translated into what I’d call Horror Folk. It’s a genre of music that reminds me of the film Midsommar where traditional folk music is given the evil treatment.
‘Green Unpleasant Land’ is the third single from Maybeshewill’s new album ‘No Feeling is Final’. The album is in homage to how the world is hurtling towards destruction but we need a message of hope and solidarity. Maybeshewill gives us that message by way of warped horror folk and maybe its haunted power chords and shrill violins can shake us from our zombie slumber. Enjoy the track below. The album and single are out now.
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