One thing I do love about iTunes is that you can purchase only a few songs. However, quite often this results in me buying one or two songs by a particular artist and absolutely loving them to death, meaning that I purchase more of their songs, then maybe one or two more, when I realise that it would have been cheaper to purchase the whole album in the first place. Oh well, at least I'm supporting the music industry, I guess.
Anyway, about 10 months ago my friend Chloe introduced me to a duo called The Civil Wars after I introduced her to Basia Bulat (flicks through previously published "The Song" entries, and realises that shockingly I've never done an entry on Basia Bulat *gasp*). So I listened to a few songs, and it wasn't very long until I fell head over heels in love with their mellow and beautiful tones. I believe I have now downloaded about 6 of their songs.
The Civil Wars is made up of Joy Williams and John Paul White. Randomly enough, before Chloe told me about them I had already downloaded a few of Joy Williams' songs. They've recently shot to fame after releasing their first full-length album Barton Hollow, which has been nominated for a couple of awards. Their music is beautiful, soothing, soulful and wonderfully melodic.
Have a listen to their song Poison & Wine below and see if you agree.
PS: Yes, I totally have to agree with a commentator on Youtube who said that John Paul White looks like a cross between Sirius Black (from Harry Potter) and Johnny Depp.
Until next time :)