Faeland is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Rebecca Nelson and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Morrison, a project designed to break them both out of their comfort zones and to allow them to do meaningful work, not merely start another band.
A successful crowdfunding campaign led to All My Swim, an album that deals with the deeper themes of humanity like love, healing, and magic. Both Nelson and Morrison come from families of artists, creatives, and healers and this gives a natural quality to these ideas that would flounder in lesser hands.
The sound is acoustic guitars and basses mixed with drums, harp, santour, and violin. Ethereal, bittersweet vocals float across the mix and complete the picture. Echoes of Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, and Gillian Welch are detectable but the vibe is original and individual.
Faeland’s sound and mission pair up well together and create a beautiful vulnerability that is authentic and true. Songs like We’re Just A Love Song, All My Swim and The Wheel offer a seductive realness that rises above all the pushed product out there and must be heard and experienced to be fully understood.