Hushed harmonies merge with lush guitars to define the striking sound of recently formed international duo, LOVE OVER GOLD. Singer-songwriters Pieta Brown (U.S.) and Lucie Thorne (Australia) are both artists recognized for their distinctive vocal stylings and poetic sensibilities, and together, as LOVE OVER GOLD, the blend of their contrasting styles takes on a vivid life of its own. The pair met during Pieta’s first tour of Australia and became fast friends and fans of each other’s work. Now, just two and a half years later, as LOVE OVER GOLD they present Fall To Rise. Recorded in Pieta’s home town in Iowa, Fall To Rise traverses the open expanses of both continents to a place where voices, guitars and poetry meet. With spacious electric hues and driving acoustics, this new collaboration brims with an effortless natural beauty. Fall To Rise renews with sweet fervor the ancient undertaking of creating harmony.
“Warm, rich, intimate. Their combination takes them somewhere neither has been before. A triumphant alliance” Rhythms Magazine
“Rooted deep within the spacious confines of Americana, it’s an album which is as stark as it is beguiling, the vocal harmonies conjured up by the duo magical and haunting. This is a gem” **** Rolling Stone Magazine
“Listening to Fall To Rise is like hearing two souls occupy the same space” The Total Scene, Chicago
“Locates a mood between early Cowboy Junkies and Neil Young at his gentlest. There’s a hint of Joni Mitchell in Thorne’s voice. Both voices combine beautifully… swooning above the low rumble of an electric guitar” Uncut Magazine UK
“This is an exquisitely fragile piece of work. There’s an easy chemistry in their voices, Thorne’s deep and mournful, Brown’s a sweeter, higher counterpoint. A country roots gem with sumptuous harmonies… where guitars and voices effortlessly intertwine. Intimate, ethereal… irresistible” **** The Weekend Australian
“…two angelic voices that harmonize beautifully. This is an album for lovers.” Alternative Media Group
“Brown’s voice is light and just hinting at crumbling; Thorne’s is lower and thicker in flow. In this low-lit room their voices speak to each other. The songs walk between country, folk and blues… picking up both a low level spirituality and a clear frankness of humanity.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Teaming up with Australian singer Lucie Thorne, it’s like Brown has found her long-lost sister to complete a musical circle. The softness of the way each approaches a song makes a quiet power come alive, and captures all that is good in vocal collaborations. An inspired creation.” The Morton Report
Fall To Rise OUT NOW on Little Secret Records through Vitamin Distribution.