Happy New Year from Aimless Skylarking. This first year has been special because of all of the great music and people I've encountered, and I sincerely hope it doesn't end any time soon. Today's Song of the Day is from one of my favorite bands, The Joy Formidable.
I was fortunate to see the band twice this year on consecutive days in mid-May, Birmingham and then in Atlanta. The band even gave me a big break by allowing me to photograph both performances when the portfolio was a bit sparse. Since then, those photos have opened doors to many more photo gigs.
Earlier this month, the band played a short acoustic set for charity in their hometown of Mold, in North Wales, before an advanced viewing of the 'Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies'. One of the songs performed was a Fleetwood Mac cover -- 'Say You Love Me'. Check the video out below, it's my Song of the Day! Make sure to stick around for the final 45 seconds as Matt narrates Rhydian's dirty dancing.
The Joy Formidable are Ritzy, Rhydian and Matt. They are in the studio wrapping up their 3rd full length, and I hope we all get to hear it in 2015. It's one of my highly anticipated releases.