HuDost Release Thought-Provoking "Burning Church" Music Video
Los Angeles, CA (April 3, 2019) – HuDost, the husband-wife-fronted band known for weaving a seamless tapestry of folk, world and rock music, have released their thought-provoking music video for “Burning Church.” Click above to watch the moving video for the latest single from their forthcoming full-length album, Of Water + Mercy, out this Friday, April 5 via digital and physical (CD and vinyl) release.
HuDost’s Moksha Sommer says: "for so long there has been dispute between patriarchal religious systems and women seeking to claim their spirituality without oppression. This song is a plea to burn down unjust beliefs that prevent empowerment and love from being the basic rights of spiritual seekers; whatever their gender. So often, the peaceful teachings of religions are negated by the shackles of their own dogmas. I ask that injustice be smashed upon the rock of truth and that love and support be re-embraced. It is a dialogue instead of a fight. It is an outcry to rise to love.”
Throughout the eight tracks on Of Water + Mercy—which marks the eighth full-length studio album from the band lead by its core musicians of Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines—there’s a rich, eclectic blending of pop and rock with a sound that crosses all borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey.
Last month (2/12), HuDost teamed with Parade.com to premiere the official music video for “The River Lost” which had Laura B. Whitmore noting it’s "...a sweet and flowing song …and its accompanying video are soothing, with gorgeously lush vocals and a lovely setting.”
Recorded at Gray Matters Studio in Nashville, TN, Of Water + Mercy was mixed by Vance Powell (Brandi Carlile Jack White/White Stripes, Pearl Jam, etc…). Additionally, all the Jars of Clay band members can be heard in various moments throughout the new album. Moreover, the album’s anthemic and uplifting lead single, “Rise Together,” was co-penned by Sommer, Hines and Jars of Clay lead vocalistDan Haseltine.
Having toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe consistently since April 2006, HuDost’s highlight performances include Bonnaroo, Resident band at FloydFest, BhaktiFest, World Café Live, Blissfest, Music City Roots, The Montreal Folk Festival and much more. HuDost have grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. Mokshaand Jemal Wadein this time have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family.
HuDost will celebrate the new album with album release shows in Atlanta, Gainesville, Kansas City and Eureka Springs where they’ll perform Of Water + Mercy in its entirety along with selects from their catalog of music in addition to their 2019 tour dates (see all dates below). Additionally, HuDost is set to make several large festival and art center appearances in the U.S. and Canada (details will be announced in the coming weeks).
Track listing for Of Water + Mercy:
“The River Lost”
“Love Twice as Strong”
“Red Haired Son”
Stay updated with all of the band’s tour dates here.
The music of HuDost weaves a seamless tapestry of folk, world, and rock cultivating the nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts and invoking total celebration. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommerand Jemal Wade Hines. Having toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, HuDost has grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. Moksha and Jemal Wade in this time have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family. Since 2015 they have also been highly engaged activists, doing advocacy work as KY Congressional District Representatives for ONE (a non-profit organization working to end extreme poverty and, specifically, the sexism of poverty).