Home > New music > Derde Verde Unveils Serene Folk Delight with ‘Child Of Spring’ from Upcoming Album ‘Tug of War’

Prepare to embark on a musical journey as Derde Verde, the Los Angeles-based indie rock band, unveils their latest offering, the captivating single “Child Of Spring.” Serving as a delightful outlier from their forthcoming album ‘Tug of War,’ this gentle folk song provides a stark contrast to the band’s tenacious single “Don’t Look Away,” which graced our ears in April.

Singer/guitarist Dylan McKenzie took the helm in recording “Child Of Spring” primarily in a Brussels apartment, capturing the essence of innocence and isolation that permeated everyday life during the pandemic-induced pause.

Amidst the chaos and uncertainty, McKenzie found solace in his surroundings and the emerging new season. “With everything interrupted, I tuned into my environment and the new season. I wanted to capture both a sense of childlike wonder and the groundlessness of those early pandemic days,” he shares. “Child Of Spring” effortlessly transports listeners into a realm of reflection, where gentle melodies and heartfelt lyricism intertwine to evoke a serene calm amidst the storm.

Derde Verde, formed in 2008, has garnered a reputation for crafting melodic soundscapes, driven rhythms, and soul-stirring songwriting. At the heart of the band’s creative prowess lie the enduring friendship and deep musical bond between McKenzie and bassist Jonathan Schwarz. Together, they have captivated audiences with a string of EPs and electrifying live performances both at home and on tour.

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Their self-released debut album, ‘Slow Light’ (2019), received critical acclaim and solidified their position as a rising force in the music scene. Praised as “Best New Music” by KCRW and earning accolades from respected outlets such as Austin Town Hall, BuzzbandsLA, and L.A. Record, Derde Verde’s unique sonic tapestry struck a resounding chord with listeners worldwide.

For their upcoming album, ‘Tug of War,’ Derde Verde has expanded their sonic horizons by welcoming Colin Woodford on drums, augmenting the core duo of McKenzie and Schwarz. After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the band dedicated several months to crafting this record, collaborating as a trio to create new songs and arrangements. The result is a collection of tracks that were mostly captured live in the studio on 2-inch tape and mixed on an analogue console, preserving the raw and organic essence of their musical journey.

As we eagerly await the release of ‘Tug of War,’ Derde Verde continues to enchant audiences with their evocative melodies and heartfelt performances. “Child Of Spring” serves as an enchanting glimpse into the captivating world they have crafted, inviting us to embrace the beauty and introspection that lie within their music. Stay tuned for more transcendent sonic adventures from this extraordinary band.


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