The Rabbitts – “Luna Lupe” (track review)
Cutting straight to the chase, the Rabbitts’ “Luna Lupe” is a delight. The shimmering sway of one of the duo’s most recent singles is a folksy foray into mid-summer optimism. Its accompanying music video is just that, too, enhancing the already smile-inducing melodies of the tune with shots of the duo’s Odhran Linsey and Lindsay McKinley exploring a picturesque oceanside locale. They top it off with a personal light show pieced together with some well-placed sparklers, and it’s an enheartening jig all-around.
Musically, it’s safe to say that “Luna Lupe” brings the “folk” back to “indie folk”. Straight from the gate, its lute-plucked melody and conversational harmonies carry an old-world sweetness to them. That sweetness pervades much of the song and encapsulates the kind-of jubilance at play in other Rabbitts tunes in a way that not enough folk bands carry themselves these days, with an earnestness and a gentle, earthen nature that’s instantly relatable to artists who have long preceded them.
The Rabbitts’ new EP, Tall Pines & Tangled Vines, is out now via CDBaby.