New folk concept band, The Folk Today Project have released their debut single ‘The Reason for Living’.
This is a well crafted and pleasant little ditty concerning itself with the modern phenomena of people in cities living alone – a love letter to co-habiting if you will. Hailing from New Zealand The Folk Today Project plan on reviving the fundamentals of folk music; social commentary and great melodies with a bit of finger-pointing and moralising.
While I found the simple melody and harmonies very enjoyable the lyric is a bit self-satisfied for my taste. That said we need someone having a look at us and pointing out the absurdities and injustices we acquiesce to and if not a bunch of talented musicians then who? I would like to hear more from them (maybe a dance tune) to fully make up my mind on them.
In the meantime though check out their excellent video below.