Consisting of a couple who not only collaborate with each other but are actually romantically involved Jus Post Bellum (which from the Latin means Justice After the War), and the material they’ve written is not only informed by the past but has a novelistic detail — in the sense that their work has developed a reputation for being deep character studies. In particular, the songs on the band’s forthcoming full-length debut Oh July are heavily inspired by the Civil War, and perhaps more broadly, the tragic and desperate events of that time of American history.

“Abe and Johnny,” the album’s second and latest single is a gorgeous and haunting song which seems to conjure and awaken lingering ghosts. The composition itself manages to have an elegant simplicity that’s befitting such a song.