In 2020 Brooklyn's Holy Hive introduced us all to something we didn't know we
needed. Homer Steinweiss' thickly pocketed drumming paired with Paul Spring's
oaty falsetto vocal produces a sound that's like a salve. It's been dubbed Folk
Soul and Holy Hive not only expertly overlay the more apparent musical aspects of
folk and soul-but they also draw from the more profound: being able to pull
traditions from the past and make them their own. When Homer wasn't playing
drums for Lady Gaga or Adele or Bruno Mars, he'd produce Paul's solo folk
records. Along with original bassist and frequent collaborator Joe Harrison, these
sessions proved to be Holy Hive's foundation. And their rst record, Float Back to
You, expertly combined what each musician does best: Paul's heady, reective
approach to folk with Homer's universal classic soul sound.
With their new record released on Big Crown, Holy Hive's beautifully
simple-and-sparse Folk Soul sound is back-but updated. With new inuences
and the challenge of creating and capturing music during a global pandemic, this
new self-titled album, is more personal, more reective.