We are thrilled today to have the video premiere of “Driving Song” from Sydney-side folk-trio The Fallen Robins. The band was started in 2019 by three siblings; Charlotte, Jess and Sarah. With harmonies that tug your heartstrings and authentic story-telling, their music is joyously uplifting. The track reflects upon the arc taken when on the journey into young adulthood.
I can see The Fallen Robins lifting the roof at the Big Top when the next Blue Mountains Music Festival comes around. You don’t need to be an ardent folk-music evangelist to find the beauty in their music. Fans of First Aid Kit will find plenty to love here.
The video was filmed last winter, after the initial COVID lockdown, by Kiama-based film-maker Michael Conlon of Conlon Creative. Given that it’s a driving song, it’s no surprise that it features the girls in a car. They borrowed a 1970’s VW Combi, necessitating Charlotte having to learn to drive a manual. No stone left unturned for the Fallen Robbins it would seem. The video matches the aesthetic of the van – harking back to simpler times, highlighting the natural beauty of the surroundings.
“When it came to choosing the location, we knew we wanted to immortalise a place that means a lot to us. Our favourite Folk Festival is held in St Albans every autumn but didn’t run last year due to the pandemic, so we really enjoyed having a reason to go back.”
The scenery is beautiful – it certainly has me pining to get out of the city and into the countryside.
The track was recorded at Everland Studios, Sydney, with Ben Worsey at the helm. It was mastered by Rick O’Neil of Turtlerock. It follows on from their debut single “(Watch Out) Boy” which scored airplay and was #2 on the triple j Unearthed roots charts.
“Driving Song” is from their EP, Stupid Little Girls. You can purchase the EP either digitally or on CD, via their Bandcamp HERE.