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Hope For Agoldensummer is a wonderful, profoundly understated group from Athens, Georgia, their music a bluegrass-tinged wellspring of harmony and intimate lyricism.
Resonator Magazine touches upon the grounding humanity of their sound: "The thing with the soulful vocals, the soft finger-plucked instrumentation—it's all so damn tangible, so damn human, so present. So much of the redemptive quality of all of Hope For Agoldensummer's music comes from that ever-present (even in darkness) humanity." Lyrically, too, humanity finds continuing expression throughout their work, most explicitly in "Luke's Song", in which the band intones, gospel-like, "Love you my brother / Yes I do! / I love you my brother / Yes I do! / I will not forsake you / No I won't / Your sister will not fail you / No she won't!".
Hope for Agoldensummer's songwriting is united by themes of community, family, love, and the shared struggle for justice, themes that hover in poetic allusion or hum beneath the currents of sweet melody, ever present yet rarely gaudy or forced. They are a band of peace, though the connections make take a few listens to make themselves apparent