This track has a much grittier sound and feel than much of the music on Furtado’s previous release, set to a story of her childhood memories of time spent along the Shenandoah River near her home. In it she imagines a secret society of people, animals, and things devoted to fighting hate with love, negativity with a positive attitude.
The Things I Saw is a very appealing track, though with an unexpected topic for a bluegrass song. Gina is clearly making the music her own.
The video captures Furtado and her band – her sisters Malia Furtado on fiddle and Lulu Furtado on bass, with Drew Matulich on guitar – with her trusty doberman by her side, and images of the Shenandoah Valley and various nature scenes interspersed.