Seattle’s March To May Loses Love, Finds Sound

IMG_2608 Indie Folk-Pop Duo Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche have taken the path of Joy Williams and John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Jenny & Tyler, She & Him, Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard (The Swell Season) and a growing group of musicians who are crafting music in pairs. March To May is the duo’s name, and their premier single follows another well-worn musical path-lost love.

The single, Ember, cuts deep into the noted skin of loss and anguish, reeling with moving percussion, piano and string accompaniment over a soft guitar melody to draw you into the bittersweet storyline.

March To May have found a fitting sound for their enchanting vocal pairing, combined with the harmonizing of harp and guitar together in a fluid fashion. The song reminds me of similar work by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan from their 2005 single Unplayed Piano. The movement, mood, and song flow shares many similarities. All in all it makes me hopeful of the music that will follow from this great emerging duo.

Hear it and see their new video:

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