A beautiful fingerpicking style that might remind you of Iron & Wine, along with a rich arrangement of strings and horns and some deep vocal harmony creates a soothing and vibrant mix. The notes are alive and engaged with an open sense of curiosity and exploration, which is lifted by a strong production and a personality from the vocal performance that feels both effortless and naturally plaintive.
Simple embellishments from the percussion bring more energy, and the dynamic side of this arrangement is allowed to shine, as our ears bounce between a counterpoint from lead and falsetto vocals, as well as violin, cello, clarinet, and baritone. The resulting stew of influences from folk to chamber-pop benefits from a talented supporting band that reads as a who’s-who of local luminaries. Thematically we explore the ample stock of confusion we gain immediate access to as we are initiated into the cult of young romance.