June McDoom recently performed her cover of Judee Sill‘s “Emerald River Dance” for the Sounds of Saving YouTube channel, in partnership with the 988 Suicide + Crisis Lifeline as part of their “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” series. According to McDoom, “Music is a really important part of how I found myself and where I’m rooted in my self-love. I’m really inspired by what [SoS is] doing and I’m really grateful to be a part in that way. Because I think about my life, and I think about music at the core of how I’ve formed myself. It’s special to share that so other people can put some sort of validity to how powerful music can be.”
SoS writes, “McDoom’s… sound draws from a myriad of influences, reflecting her deep connection to dub music with quiet space between notes, but also from classic folk and indie. Her heartfelt voice whispers profound truths in a way that is uniquely her own. ‘Emerald River Dance’ [is] a song that celebrates all living things and their fatal destiny. This performance appropriately felt like a duet with nature itself—birds singing, leaves rustling and vinyl strings strumming.” See the video here; the studio version of “Emerald River Dance” is at radio now.