Doe Paoro – “Shadows” (Feat. Son Little) (Stereogum Premiere)

Doe Paoro and Son Little’s voices are laced together with feeling and emotion in Paoro’s latest single “Shadows,” creating a gentle song that holds immense power in its vocals and lyrics. The song’s rhythm feels sincere, though distant, following the intimate strum of an acoustic guitar and a peaceful piano behind the vocalists’ smooth, intertwined voices. There’s a hint of a blues influence in “Shadows,” driven by the powerful intonations of Paoro’s voice, which feeds the song’s emotional core. “Shadows” explores hardship, but acknowledges that: “Every struggle is its own kind of love/ Every shadow gets its shape from above.” These simple, though profound words are what gives the song its immense depth, contributing to the beautiful, honest feeling in Paoro and Little’s harmonies. Listen below.