Toronto-based folk duo, Basset, are full of timeless heart. Acoustic songwriters Sam Clark and Yasmine Shelton will take you from a beekeeper’s fields to the haunted basement of a second-hand store, in a style that is all their own.
Their latest single, “In The Clay,” reflects on the harm they’ve caused and the ways in which the duo have grown, even within darkness. Patient fingerpicked guitar and vocal harmonies trace explorations of the wilderness transfigured through the reality of living in a basement apartment throughout much of the pandemic.
The band pushed themselves mentally and physically as a way of trying to make the most of that time spent in relative isolation, creating a meditative and healing new song in the process.
Producer and director Monica Thi explains that “In the Clay” “explores the proximity of internal healing, reflected through the distance between our inner selves, and the closeness in space amongst each other. This yearning for connection is perceived through two characters who are going through parallel worlds of healing, woven to coexist in one shared timeline. Whatever happens here impacts nature over there. How do we meet again?”