The fabulous sister duo Larkin Poe have released Holy Ghost Fire, the second cut from their highly-anticipated fourth studio record Self Made Man, due out on 12th June via the band’s own Tricki-Woo Records.
“Music is a raw power. In tough times, music can galvanize your heart and help you rise above – all you’ve got to do is sing,” says front-woman Rebecca Lowell of the GRAMMY® Award-nominated duo. “’Holy Ghost Fire’ is our anthem dedicated to the healing energy of music.” Listen to Holy Ghost Fire here.
Self Man Man sees the multi-instrumentalist sister duo, comprised of the Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based Rebecca and Megan Lovell, pushing their music and message towards hitherto unexplored terrain, inspired by their epic world travels yet still powerfully rooted in the creative heritage of their beloved American South. The album’s lead single She’s A Self Made Man was released earlier this month and is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. With its playfully pointed gender twist, the track both gives the LP its title and serves as an anthem for Larkin Poe, kicking off the proceedings with a big riffed assertion of their current intent and amplified artistic power.
Check out the video for She’s A Self Made Man below:
Songs like the gothic gospel Holy Ghost Fire manifest a key aspect of the southern tradition, presenting a sense of celebration and renewal amid the common struggles of existence, offering a way to move through trying circumstances.
Self Made Man – which follows 2018’s chart-topping, GRAMMY® Award-nominated fourth studio album, Venom & Faith – was self-produced by Larkin Poe, like its predecessor, with “our good buddy and engineer” Roger Alan Nichols at his Nashville studio, Bell Tone Recording. From the thunderous power of the album-opening She’s A Self Made Man, through the nostalgic Tears of Blue To Gold and fierce Chicago blues of Scorpion, to the front porch jubilation of Easy Street, the album is ambitious in both its eclectic, energetic sound and its resolutely welcoming mission, its universal lyrical approach fueled by tradition, invention, and Larkin Poe’s remarkable ability to touch the hearts and souls of their fellow humans worldwide.
While the sisters Lovell’s upcoming UK leg of their European tour which had planned to kick off on 1st May at Birmingham’s O2 Institute and close out at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 7th May is still their in the diaries, it’s looking likely to be rescheduled until after the new album drops. But in any case, it will be one to check out for sure as a Larkin Poe live show never disappoints!