Hand Habits - placeholder

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "placeholder" by Hand Habits, from the 2019 album placeholder on Saddle Creek.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Aubrey Trinnamen

Led by Meg Duffy, guitarist in Kevin Morby’s band, Hand Habits are releasing their sophomore record, placeholder, this Friday, March 1. The album follows 2017’s Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) and was recorded at Justin Vernon's Wisconsin studio.

Our Song of the Day is the record’s title track, a hazy gentle strummer that grows increasingly complex as a warbling guitar shriek blends into Duffy’s gorgeous vocals that tell the all-too-real story of being someone’s fallback.

"The songs on placeholder are about accountability and forgiveness,” says Duffy. “These are real stories. I don’t fictionalize much.”

Watch the nautical-themed, Madeline Kenney-directed video for “placeholder” below and catch Hand Habits at the Sunset on Tuesday, March 26.

 

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