Watch First Aid Kit’s Gorgeous ‘Emmylou’ Video
The girls meander through the beautifully severe landscape of Joshua Tree National Park
Hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Swedish folkies First Aid Kit came to prominence a couple years back with their much-watched video for their gorgeous cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song,” which showed sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg ambling through the woods near their home outside Stockholm. The following album, 2010’s The Big Black and Blue was a perfect match for the video’s sweetly autumnal feeling. Guess what? That vibe is thankfully still in effect on the upcoming Mike Mogis-produced sophomore effort, The Lion’s Roar, due out January 24. The Söderbergs just released a video for that album’s shimmering, bittersweet single, “Emmylou,” a homage to country-rock pioneers Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash and June Carter. Like the clip that launched them, this one also shows the girls meandering through nature, though now it’s the beautifully severe landscape of Joshua Tree National Park (the alleged side of Parson’s cremation) rather than the Scandinavian country side. Take a look, via TwentyFourBit. It’s lovely.