Hello my beautiful best friends, and welcome to yet another poorly procrastinated, long overdue blog post. I’ll try to make this one a good one to make up for my crap effort as a blogger.
A couple of days ago I was scrolling through WordPress, and came across a post about 13 Reasons Why, which I am still yet to watch, and probably won’t ever end up watching. But the post was all about some of the music in the new season. We all know how much I love lovely by Billie Eilish and Khalid, but a new song I discovered that I instantly fell in love with, was The Night We Met, by Lord Huron.
I swear, I instantly got chills, and somehow I immediately pictured myself in the middle of Zion National Park where I was around this time last year when my family were in the USA. If you remember ages ago I wrote a post about the colour of a song, then this song was instantly a ‘green’ song for me, some of my favourite types of songs. Something about the guitar and the beautiful harmonies sound so natural and ethereal, and I was transported to a completely different place when I was listening. So, I decided to check out Lord Huron, or at least Strange Trails, the album the song features on, and boy, I was not disappointed.
So I thought I’d do a short album review for you all. I’ve saved quite a few of the songs onto playlists as well as the entire album, which I’ve also downloaded so I can listen to the beautiful stuff whenever I want. Perfect driving music, my friends.
The first song is Love Like Ghosts. I have to say it’s one of my favourites. It’s so rhythmic, and the multi-layered vocals just do it for me. Like I mentioned before, there’s something so atmospheric about Lord Huron’s music, I just love it.
Until The Night Turns is the second song on the album and I’m in love with it. It’s a stark difference to The Night We Met, considering how up beat and bouncy it is. It’s got a steady beat, and the drums drive this song a lot, compared to some of the others that are very vocal or guitar driven.
Another song I really like is La Belle Fleur Sauvage. It’s a beautiful folk song, and the title roughly translates to ‘beautiful wildflower’ which I guess is the perfect metaphor for the girl the song is written about. It seems so fitting for a mid-western travelling song, through mountains and fields and nature in general.
The World Ender begins with this gorgeous guitar intro, and builds into this heavy, intense beat that sounds like it belongs in a Mexican stand-off scene from an old Western movie and I love it. Another song that’s driven by the drums, but I love the vocals in this song as well.
The Yawning Grave is one of the most beautiful-est (??) songs on the entire album in my opinion. The entire album is so cinematic and this song feels like a real character arc soundtrack. Could be up there with one of my favourite songs on the album.
The entire album seems like one long, intricately woven story, and you really need several listens to fully digest the lyrical content, the details in all the instrumentation and arrangements and to fully immerse yourself in the mix of sereneness and ambience that the band creates.
I would highly recommend listening to Lord Huron, especially if you’re a fan of indie, indie rock or folk music. It was a great listen, and I’ve found myself listening to the entire album over and over again, especially on long commutes into the city, on my way into the studio, while I’m doing any work I have to do, or simply just laying in bed relaxing. It’s an amazing album, let me know if you give it a listen!