Exciting news for one of our favorite Philly bands of late: The Dove and The Wolf, the atmospheric pop duo of Paloma Gil and Lou Hayat, signed to Fat Possum Records. The label will re-release the band’s 2016 debut EP I Don’t Know What To Feel on March 24th, and the band just released a new music video for its stunning centerpiece, “Seven Days,” a mesmerizing, meditative song written in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the Bataclan theater in their hometown Paris.
As the duo told NPR:
The days, even weeks, after the attacks, people were quiet, took the time to look at each other on the street, to be nice to strangers, to hug. We were all mourning together and it felt more human than ever.
It’s very similar to what is happening in the United States right now and how people are getting together to protest and defend human rights. Humanity and solidarity tend to shine after a tragedy, and it’s a very beautiful and moving phenomenon. Experiencing it gives a lot of hope.
For the video, the band worked with Chicago dancer Jasmine Mendoza and Drew Dillon Saracco and Eliu Cornielle to interpret the intense emotions of the song visually. As our Bruce Warren describes it on NPR’s Songs We Love:
In the video, shadows, light and the ominous and open space of a warehouse room serve as the canvas for the song. Mendoza exquisitely interprets and complements the glistening emotional pull of the song. It builds softly to a crescendo at the four-minute mark as the camera shot goes to slow motion, heightening the meditative, consolatory essence of “Seven Days.”
Watch the “Seven Days” video below and pre-order the EP here. The Dove and The Wolf does not have any Philly shows at the moment, but you can check out their US / EU tour dates below. Revisit their 2016 Key Studio Session here, where you can watch the band playing “Seven Days” live, and check out their Folkadelphia session here.
The Dove & The Wolf Tour Dates
2/23: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
2/24: Austin, TX – The Mohawk
2/25: Dallas, TX – Club Dada
2/27: Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom
2/28: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/1: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/28: Dublin, IE – Whelans
3/29: London, UK – Oval Space
3/30: Leeds, UK – Brundenell Social Club
3/31: Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
4/1: Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes Church
4/3: Stockholm, SE – Vasateatern
4/4: Uppsala, SE – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
4/5: Malmo, SE – KB
4/6: Copenhagen, DE – Studie 2
4/7: Orebro, SE – Orebro Concert Hall
4/8: Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
4/9: Oslo, NO – John Dee
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