Indie dance producer LISTENBEE has just released a new music video to accompany “Nottamun Town,” his unique take on the traditional folk song. KCRW was the first to debut the video today (2/24); watch it now here. Since its release in October 2015, LISTENBEE’s “Nottamun Town” has built organically to nearly two million plays on Spotify and it is available now on all digital retailers via NYC-based record label Lokal Legend at https://Listenbee.lnk.to/NottamunTownPR.
The song has a rich history…
Said to have originated as far back as Medieval England, the folk tale of “Nottamun Town” quickly became a far-reaching oral tradition, spreading overseas and through the Appalachian Mountains over time. Enchanted by the song’s mysterious nature as a child, legendary folk singer Jean Ritchie brought the song into prominence in the 1950s.
“When I first heard Jean Ritchie’s version of ‘Nottamun Town,’ I felt like I had stumbled into some kind of cool ass time warp,” LISTENBEE shares. “I could feel the history in it. I wanted to create a song that could exist in the modern world but still have the pulse and feeling of all that history. This song is special to me, and I hope it captures people’s imaginations the same way it captured mine.”
Maintaining its folk roots with a modern dance edge, LISTENBEE‘s interpretation of “Nottamun Town” continues its lineage of evolving through the years. Boasting a rich arrangement of beats, strings, horns, guitars and tambourines, his version breathes new life into this piece of history.
Last year, the elusive Los Angeles-based producer released “Save Me,” a triumphant debut which to date has amassed over 43 million Spotify plays, reached the number #2 position on HypeMachine and spawned a thought-provoking video shot entirely on the island of Grenada which was dubbed “cinematic” by TheFader.com (2/28/15). Released on Lokal Legend, the home of singer-songwriter Kiesza, “Save Me” became an international underground hit and the song spawned a slew of remixes from artists including SeeB, Tez Cadey, Ferry Corsten and more.
“Nottamun Town” Out Now via Lokal Legend
Buy Link: https://Listenbee.lnk.to/NottamunTownPR