Midwestern indie rock outfit Motherfolk finds its way through a blend of genres by holding tight to their raw talents. This fall, the group put out a deluxe version of their sophomore album Fold, which came with four brand new tracks and three videos. Today (Nov. 6) the band exclusively shares with Billboard one of these never-before-seen visuals, a live session of their song “Fold II.”
Chris Birkmeyer of Twin Spire Photography directed the visuals for “Fold II,” which were filmed inside St. Xavier Church in Cincinnati. The video begins with the camera tight on vocalist Bobby Paver, before slowly retreating backwards through the pews of the church to reveal band member Nathan Dickerson on synth and vocal harmonies. While other Motherfolk members (Joel Call, Ethan Wescott, Karlie Dickerson, Clayton Allender) are not present, Paver’s voice fills up the entirety of the sanctuary, echoing throughout the massive space.
Motherfolk further elaborated on the use of a church for the video’s location. “We chose this setting because it exactly captures the imagery of what the lyrics wrestle with, not to mention the great acoustics,” the band said.
Paver begins to stomp along with the last verse, “I ‘d like to walk on streets of gold/ Reach my hand out, find yours there to hold / And you tell me along, that I was your Fold.” The emotional sound swells as the duo become small, the camera finally reaching the back of the church as the final guitar chords ring out.
Check out the gorgeous live video below, and keep an eye on the band’s website for forthcoming additions.