Larkin Poe Reveals Title of Highly Anticipated New Album ‘Blood Harmony’
Larkin Poe — the GRAMMY® Award-nominated duo of Georgian-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — shared “Blood Harmony,” available now on all DSPs and streaming services.
The smoldering title track from their upcoming sixth studio album is joined by an official music video which premiered today via Guitar World. Blood Harmony arrives via Larkin Poe’s Tricki-Woo Records on Friday, November 11. Pre-orders are available now, including limited-edition magenta-colored vinyl, CD, cassette, and more.
“‘Blood Harmony’ came together after Megan, our mother and I all read Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, which is about how we perceive the passage of time,” Rebecca Lovell said. “There was just something about the sweetness of the three of us reading the same book and then being able to talk about how it connected to our love for each other and our love for music. Of all the songs I’ve ever written, I’m especially proud of this one; I can’t wait to sing it out loud with all of our chosen family on the road.”
Blood Harmony was first announced this spring by the ferocious “Bad Spell”, available now on all DSPs and streaming services. An official music video is now streaming via YouTube.
“Bad Spell” – which Rebecca Lovell describes as “a feminine response” to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ classic “I Put a Spell on You” – was met with critical applause around the world, with Americana-UK hailing its ” leather jacket swagger,” adding, “This ferocious blues rock barnburner by Larkin Poe evokes 70s rockers and the first wave of 60s British blues.” “Rebecca delivers a monumental riff on the melody,” Guitar wrote. World, “with her sister Megan adding some flamboyant lap steel statements to the picture.”
Blood Harmony claims that Larkin Poe is an essential force in shaping the identity of Southern rock ‘n’ roll, infusing new energy into the genre with both a forward-thinking outlook and a decidedly feminine force.
Departing from the standalone approach of previous albums like 2020’s Self Made Man – hailed by the American songwriter as “puffed up for arena-sized consumption without compromising any of its stripped-down order and intensity – Larkin Poe co-produced the new album alongside Texas musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca’s husband).
With Megan handling harmony vocals, lap steel and resonator guitar and Rebecca on guitar and keyboards, Larkin Poe also enlisted members of their longtime live band, including drummer Kevin McGowan and bassist Tarka Layman. Recorded primarily at Rebecca and Tyler’s home studio, the result is an electrifying new work that fully harnesses the fiery vitality they’ve shown while touring the world, imbuing their songs with a soulful sensibility and heart-pounding ferocity. .
From the feverish guitar work of “Bad Spell” to the soulful “Southern Comfort” and smoldering title track, Blood Harmony reveals a band in complete touch with their formidable intuition, storytelling enriched with a heavy blues sound that hits right in the heart.
“When you lead by your own stars, you never really know where you’re going to end up,” says Larkin Poe. “Our true north is unique to us, and by following our true north without compromise, we’ve coasted this world on the journey of our lives. And it still feels like just the beginning. Blood Harmony is a creative stage whose we are proud to have taken together as sisters. We have grown these songs in a soft part of our hearts and we hope they will bring beauty.
Larkin Poe is currently celebrating Blood Harmony on a marathon world tour, including North American dates as part of Willie Nelson & Family’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour starting July 29 at Cuyahoga Falls, OH’s Blossom Music Center and continuing until September. For more details and ticket information, please visit here.
Listen to the new single here:
13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Jazzopen 2022
14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Room †
15 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle †
16 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colors of Ostrava*
18 – Trieste, Italy – San Giusto Castle
20 – Brezoi, Romania – Open Air Blues Festival Brezoi *
22 – Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival*
29 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
30 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center #
31 – Burgettstown, Pennsylvania – The Star Lake Pavilion #
6 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Folk Festival*
20 – Hamilton, OH – Whimmydiddle*
25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Big Blues Bender*
27 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Trois-Rivières en Blues *
8/30-9/5 – Playa Mujeres, Mexico – Etheridge Island*
4 – George, WA – The Gorge ^
9 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheater#
10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion #
11 – Virginia Beach, VA – United Home Loans Veterans Amphitheater #
13 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater#
14 – Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada – Harvest Music Festival *
16 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center#
17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion #
18 – Saratoga Springs, NY – PSPC#
23 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion #
1 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Call Festival*
8 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues Festival*
14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater #
15 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheater #
16 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater#
9 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theater
10 – Melbourne, Australia – The Croxton Band Room
* Appearance at the festival
† with Jack White
# Outlaw Music Festival Tour
^ with Dave Matthews Band and Black Pumas