Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of the Weeping Willows’ song “House Of Sin” from their forthcoming album You Reap What You Sow, scheduled to be released on March 4th. You Reap What You Sow was produced with composition and lyrics by Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates (The Weeping Willows); engineered by Ryan Freeland.
“House of Sin” is Andrew Wrigglesworth on guitars, vocals, and ganjo; Laura Coates on vocals and tambourine; David Piltch on bass; and Ryan Freeland on piano accordion.
The video was directed, shot and edited by Duncan Toombs of The Filmery, with Kelvin Santos operating camera. The video featured Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates (The Weeping Willows), Les Thomas and Jessi Leigh.
Very special thanks to Ear Trumpet Labs microphones; the Christ Church Anglican Church in Molesworth; and Charli, Will and Mary of the Brunswick Ballroom, Brunswick.
This song takes on the sin of temptation against vows. The flinty vocals of Coates and Wrigglesworth create a chilly dark feel. The video leaves no doubt about the fallen conscience. You’ll listen for the adept playing too, which is truly first rate.
“House Of Sin” was one of the first songs written for the new album. From an early age, Andrew was inspired by the guitar stylings of the incomparable Merle Travis, which can be heard in the fingerpicking throughout the song. Together, we have been influenced by Gothic Americana and Traditional Dark Folk Music. ‘House Of Sin’ is a cautionary tale of temptation and surrender. Though we wanted the track to be primarily stripped back and raw, we enlisted the inimitable talents of David Pitch (k.d. lang, Joe Henry) on upright bass and Grammy award winning engineer, Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne) on accordion to enhance the mood and set the scene. — Laura Coates