Hearing Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) popping up in various musical projects recently has been a delightful surprise. Having just released ‘The Blue Hour‘, she’s now made a lovely collaboration with Nathaniel Bellows. Bellows, three albums into a fantastic solo career leads the collaboration with his trademark rustic vocals and beautiful guitar work. The track ‘Well Water’ features hushed acoustic guitar, muted drums and long rolling cymbals as Nathaniel nurses his indie folk croon. Shara Nova provides distant backing vocals that echo behind Bellows. It almost sounds like she’s down inside the well and her voice echoes like a distant penny thrown down said well for a wish.
What makes this partnership work so well is the juxtaposition between the hoarse and weather-worn folk of Nathaniel and the smooth angelic air of Shara. I could happily listen to a full release of these two working off of each other in this way. Enjoy ‘Well Water’ below – the single is out now. Did someone say Nick Cave and PJ Harvey?
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