Lady Lamb The Beekeeper is the recording project of Maine-based singer-songwriter Aly Spaltro. She’s gearing up to release her sophomore album After next year, and has led things off with a hell of an uplifting lead single. “Billions Of Eyes” soars high, making jangly folk-pop into something anthemic. The lyrics are especially something great, balancing between idiosyncratic and poignant: “And I could tell the story of how/ My great grandmothers sister was deemed a saint/ How they exhumed her body after years of being buried, and they found she hadn’t even begun to sully/ So they moved her again, straight into the Vatican.” It’s fitting that the single is accompanied by a lyric video, featuring kitschy illustrated postcards of some pastoral locales, mixed in with some bats and other darker things. Listen and watch below.
After is out 3/3 on Mom+Pop.