Next month, Ashley Rhodus is releasing her latest album as Wished Bone, Sap Season. The Los Angeles musician shared its first single, “Hold Me,” a few weeks back, and today she’s back with “Trees We Couldn’t Tell The Size Of,” a rambling folk song about feeling immensely small on a vast scale. “Am I the kind of girl you marry?” she asks in its chorus, backed by a muted saxophone courtesy of Spencer Radcliffe, who also co-directed the track’s music video alongside Rhodus.
Here’s what Rhodus said about the track and video:
We shot the video in one day on the Angeles Crest Highway north of LA. This is one of my favorite songs on the album sonically — the chorus contains the first harmony I’ve ever put into a song. I don’t normally think of harmonies, but every once in a while I’ll accidentally hear one. Last year driving through the Pacific Northwest I noticed that the trees lining the highway looked like they could be the size of the a mailbox or a car or a house all at once. This kind of scale trickery hits me often and in different ways; the sort of things they say about the true size of molecules and the universe. The idea for the video started with the vision of washing dishes in a puddle, and evolved into the central theme of the whole thing: doing indoor activities outdoors, or more specifically — doing the right thing in the wrong place. The ironing scene was originally going to be at the beach, but we stumbled across the little lagoon and it felt just like a living room.
Watch and listen below.
Sap Season is out 11/1. Pre-order it here.