Acoustic songwriters Sam Clark and Yasmine Shelton, who make up the folk duo Basset, often look out the window of their Toronto basement apartment dreaming about going back to parts of the world they’ve fallen in love with. And it’s their appreciation for the natural world and its intersection with city life that can be heard in the freedom of their new single “At My Feet.”
Check out “At My Feet” on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ptcc3BDAAc&feature=youtu.be
The newest single from their album In The Clay is a meditative display that takes inspiration from Clark and Shelton’s travels around Northern Ontario, the Canadian and American prairies, and their lives in the bustling city of Toronto. Through their flawless harmonies and soft acoustic melodies, “At My Feet” explores the fears of a world holding on by a thread.
“We weren’t even planning to release it because it was so new, but that song felt like a release, an exhale of something we’ve been holding onto for years,” says Bassett of their latest single. “There was a freedom in that song that we had never been able to give to a performance before that moment.”
According to Basset, the freedom and rawness of “At My Feet” was a product of last-minute decision making when they had a few hours left of recording the album. The song was only a few weeks old and after previewing it to the production team, everyone knew it had to go on the album.
“We made a quick chart for the bass player and recorded it all live right off the floor with just guitar, bass, and vocals. It quickly became one of our favourite songs on the album.”
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5tnCaNkyk5k8xzFwyrUR6C
Songs that were captured for the album In The Clay, produced by Joshua Van Tassel, explore themes of change and the natural world that came to the forefront of their minds as Clark and Shelton transitioned from a life of academia into their passion of music. Basset’s true inventiveness comes from their vocal harmonies that create a unique partnership described as twin flames wrapped around each other in a warm fire.