Husky is a folk rock trio hailing from Melbourne, Australia, who broke through in 2012 with the release of its debut album, Forever So, through Sub Pop Records. The profoundly emotional LP filtered pop greats like Paul Simon and The Beach Boys through a more rootsy aesthetic. It immediatly took off in the band’s home country, earning Husky Triple J’s “Unearthed” New Music Award as well as nominations for the ARIA, Air, and APRA PDA (Best National Songwriter) Awards. That early success was later parlayed into gigs touring alongside Neil Young, Mumford and Sons, The Shins, and Gotye, among others.
On October 17th, Husky will return with its sophomore album, Ruckers Hill, due out through the Aussie-based Liberation Music. After previewing the release with the ethereal lead single, “I’m Not Coming Back”, the band returns today with “Saint Joan”. Though summer may be long over, this little ditty recaptures some of that season’s feel-good vibes, courtesy of extra-jangly guitars and waves of ever-warm harmonies. Underneath all the aural sunshine, though, is a profound meditation on romance and learning to let go. So, if you’re making a break for it, and the sun just happens to be shining, crank this bright tune as you make your way down the highway. Preferably in a mid-’60s Cadillac.
Listen in below.