Single of the week: Companion – How Could I Have Known review

by Ben McLellan

Exploring the fragile and transient nature of existence and love through the prism of personal experience, How Could I Have Known both fears loss, and embraces it as a necessary element of life.

Heartbreakingly poignant couplets like ‘The sudden wind that brings you, will be the wind that takes you’ and ‘The same fate that brought you, will be the fate that takes you,‘ are underpinned by a gorgeous arrangement. Beginning all folky and intimate, it subtly builds into a lush, ethereal soundscape of tight, familial harmonies from twin sisters Sophia and Jo Babb – with brushed percussion and swelling cymbal splashes.

How Could I Have Known is a striking debut single from the Fort Collins, Colorado-based duo. Feeling immediately accomplished, confident, focused and cohesive, we await what comes next with baited breath.

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