Folk-rock duo HuDost is co-fronted by Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. The two have unveiled their new album, Anthems of Home. The 11-song release includes their newest single, “Home is Bigger Than Us”, along with a video to accompany the release.
Celebrating authentic love in its many forms, the song shares the story of how much more beautiful we are when our love is combined, co-fronts Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines explain.
“When the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts…” they muse.
With Moksha on vocals, harmonium, and piano, and Jemal on guitar, vocals, and production, “Home Is Bigger Than Us” also features Matt Nelson (kïngpinguïn, Jars of Clay) on cello, and Dan Walters on bass. It was mixed by Oz Fritz, mastered by Bernie Becker, and the video was filmed by Craig Hill, with direction by Moksha and editing by Jemal.
The result is everything warm and loving; featuring bright acoustic guitar progression and cozy, embracing bass progressions, HuDost creates on “Home is Bigger Than Us” — and the album beyond — a unique expression of emotion and solace for the listener, as if sitting by a crackling fireplace, mug in hand.
“This song is an expression of real love,” HuDost reveal. “Not false love, not ‘perfect’ love, but genuine intimacy.
“Families now exist in many formations:” they continue. “Small and large, related genetically and not genetically, strange and complex, wonderful and confusing, straight and LGBTQ… But always comprised of love.
“Home is the physical manifestation of that which holds families together, and what we always return to.”
The sentiment is near and dear for Moksha, who is from Montreal, and Jemal, who is from Kentucky; together, the two have toured the United States, Canada, and Europe constantly since 2006.
Finding home in each other, the two have grown as artists, as a couple, and as a family; with the birth of their son in 2013, they’ve found even more passion to drive their growing music careers.
Check out “Home is Bigger Than Us” below, and stay up to date with HuDost via their socials.
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