On its sophomore album, The Low Anthem introduces Oh My God, Charlie Darwin with a guitar strumming gently under a falsetto voice. It then echoes to a shimmer. It's a sound Uncut Magazine called "hymnal purity."
The Low Anthem is a trio of recently graduated Ivy Leaguers. The band's songwriting and sound is a sort of updated version of American folk and roots music, featuring everything from Appalachian ballads to full-throated bluesy stomps.
In this interview with Guy Raz, the band explains the significance of Charles Darwin in its songwriting and performs a song from the new album.