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Humming House Release Video for Single “Takin’ Over”


Nashville band Humming House will release their third full-length album Companion on October 6th via Soundly Music. The follow-up to 2015’s Revelries, the new album finds the Music City quartet expanding their sound into a new territory, creating sonic landscapes that remain compelling and honest while still maintaining a sense of intimacy that is derived from their roots of making music as friends all together in the same room. Today marks the release of the official video for their new single “Takin’ Over,” debuting exclusively on Billboard who stated “The video brings the song’s infectious ebullience to life.”

Takin’ Over by Humming House on VEVO.


“The idea behind the song is really simple; It’s about dancing,” frontman Justin Wade Tam told Billboard. “It’s about literally being taken over, overcome by dancing. So we decided to convey a couple of characters that kind of carry this idea of being taken over by dancing throughout the whole narrative of the video.”
Upon the initial announce of the album, Baeble warned listeners of the single “Beware, it’s wildly infectious and guaranteed to have you humming all day long.”
The story of Companion mirrors the story of the band: it’s one of collaboration, experimentation, and showing up for each other over and again. There are songs of hope and of desperation so that the prevailing mood is one of exchange and balance. In the spirit of experimentation, the band threw out the constraining rule that they would only write with acoustic instruments, a rule that was instated for their previous albums. While those sounds still center the creative impulses of the songs, the added electric influence and expanded instrumentation imbue the new songs with a dynamism that is irresistible.
The first half of the album is infused with catchy indie/rock, especially on songs such as “Can’t Stay Away,” “Takin’ Over,” and “Make It Through.” These new songs adhere to Humming House’s desire to move you and is emblematic of those moments in our lives where the rhythm of the things that we love – music, friends, family – commandeer our bodies until we’re compelled to move in joy. “Sign Me Up” and “Companion” nod to Paul Simon, while later tracks like “Silver Lining,” “Find What Waits,” and “London”gesture to the band’s long engagement with classical composition and songwriter-driven melodies so strong in the realm of Americana.
Humming House is Justin Wade Tam, Bobby Chase, Joshua Wolak, and Benjamin Jones. The band formed organically out of jam sessions that Tam held in his living room in East Nashville – evidence that some of the best projects come from spontaneous collaboration and the subsequent seeing it through. Now, three albums and six years later, Humming House continues to embody what is best about the Nashville each transplant chooses to call home.
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Track List:
01) Companion
02) Takin’ Over
03) Hope In My Head
04) Make It Through
05) Sign Me Up
06) Can’t Stay Away
07) Silver Lining
08) London
09) I Want It All
10) Fall In The Water
11) Wishing Well
12) Find What Waits
Tour Dates:
09/01 – Thomas, WV @ The Purple Fiddle
09/02 – Front Royal, VA @ Appaloosa Festival
09/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ MAC Rooftop Series
09/09 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre (Rye Room)
09/10 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion
09/16 – Nashville, TN @ Americana Fest
09/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord*
09/22 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
09/23 – McMinnville, TN @ Isha Institute of Inner Sciences*
10/10 – Little Rock, AR @ South on Main*
10/11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*
10/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint*
10/13 – Arlington, TX @ Levitt Pavilion*
10/14 – Oklahoma, City @ The Blue Door*
10/15 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*
10/17 – Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel*
10/18 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE*
10/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
10/20 – Columbus, OH @ Woodland Tavern*
10/21 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s*
10/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe*
11/01 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East*
11/02 – Lewiston, ME @ Bates College*
11/03 – Brownfield, ME @ The Stone Mountain Arts Center*
11/04 – Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome*
11/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy*
11/07 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
11/08 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java*
11/09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Visualite Theatre*
11/10 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
11/16 – Athens, GA @ The Foundry*
11/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
11/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Wordplay Theatre*
* w/ Becca Mancari