Two Bird Stone has released their latest single, “The 99 (ft. Sarah Siskind & Kenny Vaughan),” a track from their forthcoming debut album, Hands & Knees, out on September 11th via Soundly Music. The song was inspired by the parable of the lost sheep: “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away!” “This lost sheep declares his inability to adhere to standing policies and asks the creator/universe if this circumstance will result in some kind of cosmic favorability,” explains frontman Liam Thomas Bailey of the song. Supported by Sarah Siskind’s vocals and Kenny Vaughan’s guitar work, the lush choruses are answered by a patient rendition of the traditional Irish fiddle tune, “Mickey Callaghan’s Fancy.”
“The 99 (ft. Sarah Siskind & Kenny Vaughan)” follows previously-released singles “When Somebody Can See Your Soul,” “If You Wanna Come Back,” title track “Hands & Knees (ft. Sarah Siskind),” and “Shoebox Money.” Each song on the endearing album showcases the band’s reverence for the traditional as they forge their own style of timeless Americana – each song heart-wrenching and heartwarming at once.