Phoebe Hunt Marches On With Spring Video Release

Phoebe Hunt has never considered herself an activist. Her music is meant to bring people together…to comfort, heal and inspire through honest self-expression. Her latest video, ‘Marching On’, is as close to activism as Hunt has gotten in her career and represents her contribution to the bigger picture of what’s going on in the world right now.

Inspired by the connection Hunt made with the Standing Rock protest in 2016, ‘Marching On’ represents the rising up of many voices to take a stand for justice. With a run-time of just 2 ½ minutes, the thought-provoking video is filled with archival footage of significant American social movements woven into a melting pop of individual portraits and Hunt’s compelling lyrics “We are waking from our sleep and know our numbers make you weak, so we’ll keep marching on.” Hunt will be releasing 4 singles this year to coincide with the seasons. Thursday’s ‘Marching On’ premier at One-2-One was Hunt’s Spring Release. “Just like Spring, ‘Marching On’ is a call to action, a rebirth and an awakening,” said the singer-songwriter.

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The ‘Marching On’ premier was an insightful gathering of artists, fans and open-minded listeners all brought together through Hunt and her music. The evening was presented by Austin Music Television and Support Austin Music and consisted of the video premier, a live music performance from Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers and an informal panel discussion of music for social change and the ever-changing landscape of the music business.

The panel consisted of Hunt and three of Austin’s most cherished female artists, Suzanna Choffel, Jazz Mills and Sarah Sharp discussing a range of industry topics from balancing motherhood with a musician’s career to navigating and succeeding as an artist in the digital era. The “Social Change Through Music” Panel also provided behind the scenes insight into the making of music videos with social change in mind.

As one of Austin’s most respected artists, Hunt has the capability and support to continue inspiring her listeners. But, her job is never done and for that she’ll keep marching on.

Phoebe Hunt and The Gathers ‘Marching On’




Fans can become a Gatherer and help support Phoebe Hunt and her band to continue inspiring through music at her Patreon page.


Photos by: Demetrius Judkins @wolfspiritofthesun

Phoebe By Name, Shanti By Nature; Hunt Tells Her Story Through Shanti’s Shadow

Since her first release in 2014, Shanti Phoebe Hunt has not only grown into her artistry, but also grown into her name. Debuting with piano-clad ‘Walk With Me’, she’s since released three more albums in as many years.

Her latest release, Shanti’s Shadow, is a fanciful 11-track tale of whimsical subtly encouraging you to surrender your materialistic possessions to give way to a cleaner, more spiritualistic lifestyle. Named Shanti Phoebe Hunt, after her parent’s seven-year-stint as disciples of Guru Swami Satchidananda in the seventies, she’s encompassed all that is peace in this LP.

Hunt conceived her fourth album while reliving her parent’s best years; venturing to India to study music, meditation and philosophy for up to ten hours a day – that’s dedication if ever I saw it. The intensity of her time there, cut off from the materialistic world, tirelessly refined each song to be an insight of her honest heart. The melodies only improved by the exquisite craftsmanship of the musicians gathered to be a part of Hunt’s peaceful namesake.

Kicking off with ‘Frolic of the Bees’, Shanti’s Shadow provides an escapism for the listeners. Country vibes highlight the importance of a universal love of nature, as she offers a place to take refuge from the harmful world. Melodically grainy, Hunt features a sugar-sweet set of lyrics and an old school flair.

Moving on to ‘Lint Head Gal’, Hunt stirs a concoction of classic country femininity with every ounce of her modern-day empowerment. She tells a story that feels very ‘Kissin’ Kate Barlow’ and features all of her best outlaw components; she’s badass, independent and oh so liberated. ‘I once had a man, and away I ran, he couldn’t keep me satiated’ she sings, organic and soulful. This is the song that brings goosebumps to your arms, and leaves your hair standing on end, ready to take your place at the top and be as you please.

You’ll notice though, Shanti’s Shadow twists and turns like a country road, as the singer-songwriter-instrumentalist goes onto entice the very audience she just pushed away with the ninth track on the album, ‘Just for Tonight’. A very Karen Carpenter’s kind of vibe, her romantic southern drawl lyrically seduces you. It starts off slow but with a promising increase of tempo, the crescendo beautifully paints the picture of her passion, crashing like a final wave into a settled moonlit tide.

Shanti Phoebe Hunt pours her heart and soul into this album, nurturing it with her emotional pain and tears. Her spirituality shines bright in each track, almost like the sun refracting off of a shard of crystallized sea glass; surprising but beautiful.

Shanti’s Shadow Tracklist
Frolic of the bees
Pink and Blue
Road to Kolhapur
Lint Head Gal
Take Me Home
Call My Bluff
Round and Round
New York
Just For Tonight
I Really Love

Author: Megan Matthews