ABOVE: THE SPRING STANDARDS. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHERVIN LAINEZ
As May Day heralds the true coming of spring, it’s fitting that we premiere “Only Skin,” the latest video from New York-based The Spring Standards’ yellow // gold. Awash in golden light and shot against lush pastoral landscapes, “Only Skin” envelops with the warmth of remembrance.
Directed by Brooke Sebold and Shawn Wines, “Only Skin” captures the melancholy of lost intimacy. With haunting vocals and sweeping piano by Heather Robb, the song brings the listener into a world of rustic farmhouses, thumb wars, and walks in the woods, reminiscent of the simple joys of first, unfiltered, innocent love.
yellow // gold is the third independent release from The Spring Standards—the double EP, the first disc entitled yellow, the second gold, acts as the nexus of The Spring Standards’ folkloric past, and their experimental present. yellow, from which “Only Skin” is excerpted, offers songs that hearken back to the band’s acoustic roots, while gold‘s pulsing and frantic tracks propel the listener into a much rawer direction.
THE SPRING STANDARDS’ yellow // gold IS OUT TODAY. FOR MORE ON THE BAND, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.