The Kindly Ravens are the Brisbane based duo of Cassi Marie and Steve Boom who play original Americana, alt country, folk and country music. After a mutual musical friend, suggested that the two would be a good fit to co-write some songs together, they quickly wrote their first song, a touching ballad, Silver and Gold. The pair worked on the debut album by the indie pop collective The English Rain. After this the pair decided to also record some songs in the mutually loved style of Americana.
At the same time they decided they wanted to have a very distinct style on the visuals associated with the band, like their artwork and merchandise. After working with producer Jason Millhouse on previous projects, he was the only person the pair considered to be at the helm of this record.
The first five songs that were demoed to Jason and then recorded were an eclectic mix of both dark country and songs of hope and love. The dark Edgar Allen Poe inspired track ‘Nevermore’ is an ode to the bands namesake, the raven, the beautiful duet ‘If You Let Me’, is a song about those early steps of a relationship. The duos first song that they wrote together, ‘Silver and Gold’ is a wonderful love song that should be standard at all future weddings. ‘Bittersweet Lie’ is arguably the most traditional country feeling of the initial tracks, and ‘Cemetery of Broken Hearts’ is another dark country track about the final resting place of people’s broken hearts.