Updated: Jan 15
Official Press Release:
New York-based folk band The Booklights are thrilled to announce their debut EP Into a Ball, set to be independently released on August 6th, 2021. The band has today shared their new single/music video "My Woman, the Almanac," which fans can watch exclusively on Entertainment Focus Country: https://bit.ly/3i6amMI. Pre-save the EP now, here: https://bit.ly/2VuPTJT
"Into a Ball is a collection of songs that pull from the sounds and genres that we in the Booklights love: Americana, backwoods folk and roots, a quick dip into 1930s-style novelty music, and finally, dark psychedelia," shares vocalist/guitarist Rob Morrison. "Recorded remotely in 2020 during lockdown, the EP is made up of songs that journey through seasonal changes and cycles, traditional and futuristic textures, all rolled into a ball."
He continues: "'My Woman, the Almanac' is a love song about letting go of the many things we can’t control in life, and instead, investing that energy in your partner. The lyrics frame this idea through a farmer who longs to work his land but is cooped up inside during the winter, and learns to simply be grateful for the time with his loved one. Though written before quarantine, this song certainly took on a new meaning for us in 2020. We were fortunate enough to be joined by the wonderful Jay Julio on viola for this song."
Started in 2014 by lead singer and songwriter Rob Morrison, The Booklights have cultivated a specific breed of futuristic Americana, equal parts orchestral and gritty. In addition to Morrison on guitar and mandolin, the band is made up of Lauren Molina (cello), Rachel Green (fiddle) and Benny Elledge (percussion). Their lofty vocal harmonies conjure up Appalachian psychedelia, falling somewhere between the work of The Band, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Fleetwood Mac.