LISTEN: Ryanhood Finds Truth ‘Under the Leaves’

Photo credit: Ehab Tamimi 

In a world that is increasingly superficial, we often lose sight of that which takes time to grow.

Ryanhood — the Tucson, Arizona-based acoustic duo comprised of Ryan David Green and Cameron Hood — urges us to get back to our truest selves on their new single, “Under the Leaves.” Over a stirring arrangement of whirling strings, crisp two-part harmonies, and lively percussion, Hood muses that the on-demand nature of 21st Century life has helped us lose touch with the deeper aspects of life.

“Under the Leaves” was inspired by the Wendell Berry poem, “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front,” where he writes…

“Ask the questions that have no answers
Invest in the millennium
Plant sequoias
Say that your main crop is the forest that you did not plant, that you will not live to harvest…”

“In the face of everything fast and new, Berry is talking about cultivating deep, slow roots — something seemingly missing from our modern lives,” Hood said.

You’ll want to take time to slow down and appreciate this one. Check out “Under the Leaves” below!

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