June McDoom has partnered with Sounds of Saving and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for a new episode of the critically acclaimed “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” series.
SoS sat down with the singer/songwriter to discuss her mental health journey and specifically what Judee Sill’s song “Emerald River Dance” has meant to her. In keeping with the series, McDoom also performed the song exclusively for Sounds of Saving.
June shares, “I’m really inspired by what (SoS) is doing and I’m really grateful to be a part of it. 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.”
Sounds of Saving say, “There is something in June McDoom’s soft vocal delivery that captivated us at SoS from the very first time we heard her. 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. It is no wonder much of the music world has its eye on McDoom. Her heartfelt voice whispers profound truths in a way that is uniquely her own.
McDoom and collaborator Evan Wright shared their cover of Judee Sill’s “Emerald River Dance,” a song that celebrates all living things and their fatal destiny, at a blooming Brooklyn’s Prospect Park this past spring. Their performance appropriately felt like a duet with nature itself—birds singing, leaves rustling and vinyl strings strumming.