June 16, 2011
The City Pages said it best:
Newsom’s voice is the hook. Hazy and laced with vintage twang, it almost whispers at the end of some phrases, while contrarily resonating with power and conviction at others. She may be only 23, but there’s an old soul residing beneath that ribcage.
As the front of the Twin Cities minimalist rock band, Zoo Animal, Newsom has received quite a lot of attention in the last few years. Her presence on stage is enthralling, her voice carries shock, and her song-writing is mesmeric. Holly brings her liturgy Resonance to Mercy Seat in July 2011.
In July 2011 Holly Newsom (of Zoo Animal) will debut the meditative and minimal liturgy called Resonance. As Holly describes it,
I’ve really been learning sometimes you have to position yourself so that you resonate with the truth. At first it may not feel natural, but once you allow yourself to relax, your being becomes in sync with the spirit and you find yourself able to move freely in the truth and it doesn’t feel binding. I used very minimal, repetitive notions musically in this liturgy to give the mind room to concentrate on it’s own being and how it is relating to Christ. It is meant to allow the partaker to meditate on the words and how real they are.
Listen to live recordings of the debut: