San Bernadino Folk singer Moses Sumney announced yesterday on Twitter that he had “finally”
produced a studio version of his “Everlasting Sigh” track that he liked, and made a “little” lyric video to accompany it.
His understated presentation is all the more charming after listening to the song, which showcases some of Sumney’s most refined work yet. Sumney has forged a reputation for a cloudy, borderline-experimental take on folk, but “Everlasting Sigh” is an ethereal, majestic experience.
Sumney has been performing the song for years, but augmented the spiritually tinged lyrics and click-clacky percussion with a nuanced composition. There are few noticeable vocal effects on the track, just Sumney letting his bare voice glide and saunter throughout the free-flowing track.
The music video is one of the most imaginative lyric videos of recent memory, with Sumney using a pen to highlight the words in the midst of crossword puzzles. Sumney is working on his next project, slated for release later this year on Terrible Records.