Here We Go Magic: “Hands In The Sky”
Here We Go Magic began as an alias for Brooklyn-based folkie Luke Temple. After working solo as a folk musician–releasing records under his own name–Temple single-handedly produced HWGM‘s eponymous debut in 2009.
Mixing folk style with swirling electronic ambience and lo-fi production value, Here We Go Magic showcased Temple on a turn towards the psychedelic. The project has since blossomed into a five-piece, which further strengthened Temple’s affinity for expansive sound experiments.
Today’s featured track, “Hands in the Sky”, comes from Here We Go Magic‘s latest release, The January EP, which consists of six songs that build upon the sonic palate established in their second LP, Pigeon. There’s something soothing about HWGM‘s folk sentimentality and yet the song’s anchor is its persistent electronic groove.
The vocals are a haunting near-whisper; the lyrics a cryptic take on mortality. “Make way for the worship of unknown hands in the sky,” Temple sings on “Hands in the Sky” – exploring the familiar themes of loss and the unknown. The sonic depth of this recording is all the more remarkable considering it was recorded live to analog tape in a living room studio crafted by the band.
Here We Go Magic will perform at The Parish on Wednesday, May 25.