As they sit in a field, Canadian Folk artists Pharis and Jason Romero play and sing a beautiful song called, ‘Sweet Old Religion’. The husband and wife duo sing about having all that they need, intertwined lovers, and being buried up to your knees in love and adoration. Could you imagine how much you might change with that kind of daily love? Satisfaction may be temporary, but it feels damned good. Doesn’t it? Nonetheless, perhaps in a fantasy of mine, I’d like to think that whether you dwell in the Bible Belt of America (socially conservative evangelical Protestantism), or you are an atheist, you’d be able to connect with the solemness of their voices.
Furthermore, unlike most music that speaks to youth culture, Country and Folk doesn’t seem to focus on ageism and beauty as much as the others. Based on my personal experience and extensive research, it feels like it is about the musicality. Also, I discovered that every time I wanted to play a record or an album, I was encouraged to purchase the project through point-of-sale. As a businesswoman, I admired that.
Pharis and Jason Romero are from a small town called Horsefly in British Columbia. It has a population of one-thousand people. Watch the video of the wedded duo’s performance below.