Lennon and Maisy, ‘Ho Hey’ – Song Review
With every day and each new tease, the idea of sister act Lennon and Maisy committing fully to country music seems like a better and better idea. Their cover of ‘Ho Hey’ by the Lumineers is more than charming. The Stellas redefine the song’s message, turning it into an adorable statement between two sisters.
Such a pure, genuine love is even more endearing today than it was when Lennon and Maisy recorded this song. It’s often the simple, unobstructed touch-points that nourish us back to health when we’re at our lowest points. The original by the Lumineers is thin on production, but it sounds like a rock song in comparison to this sincere recording that features little more than the two sisters and an acoustic guitar at first.
“(Ho!) So show me family / (Hey!) All the blood that I would bleed / (Ho!) I don’t know where I belong / (Hey!) I don’t know where I went wrong / (Ho!) I can write a song,” they sing to begin the song. From there each sister trades lyrics before they come together at the chorus:
“I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart / I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.”
Lennon and Maisy stole the spotlight with their song ‘Telescope’ on the first soundtrack from ‘Nashville‘ (they play the daughters of Connie Britton’s Rayna James). They may be the most musically gifted singers on the show, and they have a very loyal YouTube following. Someone, please let these girls cut an original song exactly like they cut ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Telescope.’ Don’t change a thing!
“Love ‒ we need it now / Let’s hope for some / So, we’re bleeding out,” Lennon and Maisy sing, almost tragically, at the bridge. There’s familiarity or longing in every note from the two sisters. If they don’t represent the relationship you have with a sibling, they represent the relationship you longed to have. The fact that they’re normal is exciting, which may be something of a statement about life today. This cover of ‘Ho Hey’ pushes pause — if only for two minutes — on every stressful thought running through your head.
Listen to Lennon and Maisy, ‘Ho Hey’