AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS
Eurydice / Lessons in Gravity
RECORD LABEL:Organic Records
LOCATION:Asheville, North Carolina
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters have been releasing music from their upcoming collection since April, each month juxtaposing two songs that embody the collection’s overarching, two-sided theme of The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea. This month, the Americana/country outfit from Western North Carolina draws closer to the culmination of this “deconstructed album” with “Eurydice” and “Lessons in Gravity.”
Platt, known for her songwriting, looks to Greek mythology for The Devil half of this month’s release.
“‘Eurydice’ is kind of a reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice… I’ve always thought that story was so interesting because of the technicality of Orpheus having to keep his eyes away from Eurydice’s face in order to save her from the underworld,” she says. “There’s something there about knowledge and innocence that strikes me as being a little Eden’esque.”
In the chorus, she sings:
it don’t seem fair
if I can’t look upon your face
how will I know you’re really there?
What am I not supposed to see?
What is that darkness in your dreams?
My darling I believe
it’s not loneliness you fear,
it’s your own heart that keeps you here
Platt adds, “I was excited to get my brother, Andrew Platt, to play some guitar on this one as well as my dad, Mark Platt.”
The second song, “Lessons in Gravity,” is one Platt started years ago, like other songs in The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea collection. “I can’t remember exactly what started it, but I was going through a hard time and I kept reminding myself that I was experiencing a lesson in gravity,” Platt says. “I’ve been wanting to record it with the band for a long time but it never made the cut.”
Describing misconstrued dreams and the realities of life, Platt sings:
This is not a tragedy
it’s just a lesson in gravity
if the sky remains a mystery
I’d like nothing more than for this to be my home
KEY SELLING POINTS
- An Asheville, NC entity, the band is critically acclaimed locally, regionally, nationally, as well as overseas
- Previous album Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters (Organic Records 2017) placed #2 (sandwiched between Jason Isbell and Gregg Allman) in their regional radio station WNCW’s year end listeners poll for 2017