“Green & Yellow” is the latest song created through Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series, written and performed by Paris born group The Dove & The Wolf over a weekend in Fishtown’s Miner Street Recordings studio.
The ambient pop duo of Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat started making music together when they lived in Paris, but a U.S. tour inspired them to move to Philadelphia, where they are now based.
The shimmering imagery and instrumentation that propels “Green & Yellow” forward were sparked by a relationship of Lou’s where her partner had trouble accepting that she had a past with other people. About the meaning of the song, Lou explains:
“In my head I was like, ‘it’s not fair because I’m not there, I’m here.’ It was in the winter and I got this image of driving along summer fields. It made sense because when you’re driving you can’t really go forward without looking behind. That’s what the song was about. It’s fine to have something behind you if you keep looking forward.”
Paloma and Lou were backed by a crew of omnipresent local musicians for this session: Charlie Hall on drums (The War on Drugs), Owen Biddle on bass (The Roots, Rachael Yamagata) and Jesse Hale Moore on keys (Nightlands, Auctioneer). The result is a glowing song that sprawls out and away, only to be centered again by the vocalists perfectly matched harmonies.
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