Huntsmen: Carry On
Our good friend Marc Stranger-Najjar shared this video the other day, and it knocked me out. His band, Huntsmen, took Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young’s “Carry On” and made it their own.
“The theme of surviving, navigating, and attempting to transmute world-destroying change has been a constant in our lyrical content. And, we’ve been transparent about our love of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as a huge influence both growing up and now for us as a band, especially in terms of vocal arrangements,” the band shared. “‘Carry On’ is a song about living across the dividing line between comfortable innocence and a dark night of the soul, and finding redemption on the other side. Even the two halves of the song project this mood. We wanted to show listeners our interpretation, in which the second half of the song doesn’t just emphasize the freedom of moving forward, but also the echoes of pain and loss from what was left behind.”
The song is part of the band’s The Dying Pines EP.