By Deb Kloeden, Australian correspondent
REVIEW: Half Moon Run’s Sun Leads Me On album
Excitement is building as the release date for Canadian band, Half Moon Run’s 2nd album draws closer. Since the release of their debut album Dark Eyes in 2012, the band has toured extensively, including Australia, where I caught them in Adelaide.
Despite the success of their first album, they have decided to start a new, moving on from the past. Produced by British Producer, Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele), the 13 track album delivers tones of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and harmonies of the Fleet Foxes. Sun Leads Me On features delicate instrumentation, mesmerizing vocals and mature harmonies.
The album begins with Warmest Regards, a slow, slightly bluesy track with Beatle-esque vocals and rhythm. It is a nice mellow introduction to the album.
Track 5, Turn Your Love, returns to the Dark Eyes style. A catchy track which has you singing along very quickly. It features a clever combination of instrumentation and strong beat.
The final track, Trust, is the promotion track and a strong finish to the album. This rocky, electronic dance track, will have you crying out for more.
1. “Warmest Regards”
2. “I Can’t Figure Out What’s Going On”
3. ” Consider Yourself”
4. “Hands in the Garden”
5. “Turn Your Love”
6. “Narrow Margins”
7. “Sun Leads Me On”
8. “It Works Itself Out”
9. “Everybody Wants”
11. “Devil May Care”
12. “The Debt”
Sun Leads Me On will be released globally on October 23rd.
In the mean time you can stream it.
For Australian followers, Sun Leads Me On is Triple J’s feature album this week. http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/default.htm
“Turn Your Love”
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Deb is aPhotographer, Music Lover, Ex teacher, and traveller.