While browsing YouTube a week or so ago, I ran across a category of music labeled: “Southern Gothic”. I looked around a bit, and a duet named The Handsome Family stood out like the proverbial sore thumb. It was the name. Who or what in the world would call themselves The Handsome Family?
I picked out a song called “Far From Any Road”, from the album, Singing Bones, for my first listen. I was entranced, to say the least.
After doing a little research later on, I learned the song was used as the theme song for the first season of True Detective, which I believe airs on HBO.
I was so smitten with the song (and others by The Handsome Family) I wanted to share it with the world.
In places, the words are hard to understand, so I have included the lyrics under the YouTube link.
I hope you’ll listen, and I’m betting a lot of y’all will enjoy this haunting piece.