Imagine Ian Curtis singing ‘Near Wild Heaven‘ by R.E.M. That’s pretty cool, right?
‘Werefolf‘ is one of two stadium sized and uplifting yet dark country pop songs, downloadable from Daddy Lion‘s debut EP ‘Habitat‘ released later this year.
It has the wide open ethereal space of the early nineties but with modern production and some pretty beguiling backing vocals. Although, I reckon if you played this through a record player it could sound as classic and timeless as The Byrds.
There’s plenty of artists who can put a contemporary take on folk, but not many that do it with such bold and evocative execution.
The best thing about ‘Werewolf‘ is the way the backing vocals mix with the wall of synthesizers. Well chosen notes and almost Fleet Foxes style howls that reverberate through the night, whilst the synths are the sunset dissappearing back behind a thick forest waiting for ‘Werewolf‘ to descend. I’m assuming there is an actual werefolf involved and it wasn’t just a figuritive one. I will of course, carry on assuming.
‘The Scientist’s Lament‘ is a breezier breeze. One could say that it makes one almost want to run screaming like fuck over rolling hills on a warm summer day just because it conjures up images of montages that include this sort of outlandish behaviour.
“You never know, do you?” Daddy Lion calls across from one side of a reveen to the other. And you know what? You bloody don’t.
Post by TR Wicks