There is a definite sense of loss to be heard in Scattered Trees' newest crop of music. The songs that inhabit the Chicago band's latest album Sympathy are melodic, yet melancholy, rooted from a place a familial grieving. After the passing of his father, lead singer Nate Eisland found a powerful, therapeutic outlet in songwriting, eventually sharing his deeply personal pieces of work with his band. Though Scattered Trees were moving in contrary directions at the time, Sympathy brought the band back together, forging a strong relationship amongst all involved. In our latest concert release, you can hear it. Here the band intertwine multi-part harmonies, dramatic highs and lows, and lyrics on love and loss like tightly clasped fingers. They are bonded, supportive, propping up one of its' own, and creating something beautiful in the process.