The Lone Bellow released their latest album, “Then Came the Morning,” January 2015 and haven’t looked back since.
The Brooklyn-based group began as a songwriting outlet for frontman Zach Williams. Williams was later joined by Kanene Pipkin and Brian Elmquist, forming what is now known as The Lone Bellow.
“Then Came the Morning” is a follow-up to The Lone Bellow’s self-titled debut, released in 2013. The album picks up right where that album left off. It features the soaring harmonies, emotional lyrics and distinctly southern influence that The Lone Bellow is known for.
While The Lone Bellow is currently based in Brooklyn, New York, all three members are southern transplants, with Williams and Elmquist being Georgia natives, and Pipkin being from Virginia. Their southern roots are apparent in their songwriting from the very beginning.
Playing what they call “Brooklyn Country,” The Lone Bellow write albums as a big picture project, not thinking about singles, but thinking about how the album works together as a whole. “Then Came the Morning” is an eclectic mix of songs, from the gospel inspired title track, the classic country sound on “Fake Roses,” the bluesy stomp of “Cold As It Is” and “Diners,” and the classic singer-songwriter feel of “I Let You Go.”
“Then Came the Morning” feels like The Lone Bellow attempting to show their former selves up, writing bigger, louder and more powerful songs, and they don’t seem to plan on stopping there.
The Lone Bellow will be touring the United States, Canada and Europe in support of their new album all summer.
You can listen to The Lone Bellow on Spotify and Soundcloud, and both of their records are available on iTunes.