What better way to celebrate the beginning of fall than with the soft, haunting folk music of Daughter. The London folk trio announced its second full-length album, Not To Disappear, set to drop in January of 2016 via 4AD/ Glassnote. The group also shared the first single and music video for "Doing The Right Thing."
The video is a heavy one that may illicit tears, as the band tackles the loneliness of aging, the passage of time and dementia. "Doing The Right Thing" is the first in a series created by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard tackling the effects of this horrible and life changing disease.
"I'm fearing one day soon that I'll lose my mind," Elena Tonra sings on the video as an elderly man walks about town trying to complete his dry cleaning and others stare off into the pixels of a TV screen. "Then I'll lose my children, then I'll lose my love, then I'll sit in silence let the pictures soak out of television."
Tonra's haunting vocals are accentuated by the spacy guitar that ebbs and flows with the emotion of the song. Overall, the song follows the same sparse ambient-folk rock style fans have come to expect from them.
Following a string of EPs, the band created a lot of buzz around its 2013 debut album If You Leave. Daughter started as a solo effort from Tonra, but guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella are certainly no slouches either as their addition really rounds out the sound and makes Daughter the ambient folk-rock powerhouse it is.
Check out the video below along with the album's full tracklist via Stereogum.
Not To Disappear tracklist:
01 "New Ways"
03 "Doing The Right Thing"
06 "Alone / With You"
07 "No Care"
08 "To Belong"
10 "Made Of Stone"
Not To Disappear is out 1/15 via 4AD/Glassnote. Pre-order it here.