With the haunting melodies and traditional instrumentation of traditional British Isles folk (cello, harp, fiddle, acoustic guitar) underpinning Margie Wienk’s delicate vocals, Fern Knight’s new self-titled album evokes themes as disparate as man’s communion with nature to a story of twins who escape from the circus. Carrying the sonic ambition and bucolic palette of early seventies prog while maintaining a decidedly humble and atmospheric demeanor, Fern Knight’s new songs ache with emotions that run the gamut from funereal to whimsical.
I met up with Fern Knight and Ex Reverie at the Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles last night and shot an interview and exclusive unplugged performance of Fern Knight’s new tunes “Magpie Suite, Part II and III”. Stay tuned to naturalismo, as I’ll be posting the beautiful footage soon. The new album is being released this upcoming Tuesday, May 13, so be sure to catch Fern Knight and Ex Reverie as they journey up the West Coast.