Nashville’s Americana Folk band, South For Winter, has released their music video “Devil is a’Calling” off their full-length album, Luxumbra; set to release this Fall. Along with premiering on Ditty TV’s “World Premiere”, they also were rebroadcasted through The Curve. The single “Devil is a’Calling" was inspired by the "murder ballads" of legends like Johnny Cash and EmmyLou Harris. The music video, filmed by Chase Lyons in Tennessee's oldest historic building (Rock Castle), depicts the Southern Gothic grime and biblical themes of the song in a Victorian setting.
With a genre-bending sound, meticulously crafted lyrics, captivating natural charisma, and an impressive assortment of instruments at their command, South for Winter have quickly gained a following in the United States, New Zealand, and Canada and have time and time again established themselves as a crowd favorite.
Influenced by modern Americana artists like The Civil Wars and Shovels and Rope, this anthematic folk-blues-rock track comes as a stark contrast to the trio's previously-released album singles. Featuring biblical lyrics, swampy rhythms, and all the ingredients of good old country and gospel tunes - temptation, booze, adultery, and murder - "Devil is a'Calling" demonstrates a new direction for trio South for Winter as they strip past their previous folk-forward sound and lean heavily into the world of classic rock. The song also hints at the diversity in both genre and theme on the upcoming album, one foreshadowed by the album's name - Luxumbra, meaning "the light" and "the shadow" in Latin.
In 2018 South for Winter were nominated as a rising artist by Nashville’s top independent radio station (Lightning 100), in 2019 voted a "Most Wanted" Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival, and most recently chosen as a Top Artist of 2019 by BuzzMusic blog. South for Winter are now recording their debut album in Nashville with GRAMMY-awarded producer Matt Leigh. The full album, "Luxumbra," is set to be released in October 2020
South for Winter was born in South America in 2014, when New Zealand musician Nick Stone and Colorado singer-songwriter Dani Cichon met as volunteers building greenhouses in the Andes Mountains. There, on a Peruvian rooftop, the two wrote their first song together - one that would later become South for Winter’s first single, “Fallen Seeds.” After years spent pursuing separate music projects on opposite sides of the world, Stone and Cichon moved to Nashville in 2017 and formed a duo under the name South for Winter. The two soon met classically-trained cellist Alex Stradal, who rounded out the eclectic blend of instrumentation and vocals that has since become so characteristic of their music, and as a trio began touring throughout the United States and Canada.