April 11, 2022
IGP Crew Album Review: The Lone Bellow - Then Came The Morning
From time to time here at Infectious Groove, we run across a particular artist or group that puts so much time and effort into a project that you can't help but fall in love with it. When time and effort are a top priority it becomes obvious just how...
From time to time here at Infectious Groove, we run across a particular artist or group that puts so much time and effort into a project that you can't help but fall in love with it. When time and effort are a top priority it becomes obvious just how far a carefully crafted album can take you.
Couple that with mastering the art of live performance, and you have an undeniable package that most artists only dream of. These guys might have cut their teeth in NYC, but what you're hearing here doesn't sound like anything else coming out of the empire state. The Lone Bellow put the pedal to the medal when it came to putting together their sophomore effort "Then Came The Morning". A carefully crafted, and well thought out project that represents not only who The Lone Bellow are, but also the direction in which they're headed. A continuation perhaps, of the sound we've come to know from their first record, but with subtle differences in production due to their working with Aaron Dessner.
Even with the changes in production, make no mistake as this is still very much an album that is owned entirely by The Lone Bellow, and boy do they put in the work to let you know it. Each song has a way of unfolding itself around the voices of Zach, Kanene, and Brian. It's hard not to get lost in the melodic flow and gracious harmonies that appear throughout this project and the way that each of these three accompany one another, yet hold their own entirely is something that simply cannot be explained and is better left to be deciphered by ear.
This album is packed with both simplicity and sophistication, with matched undertones of soulful lonliness with a bit of sorrow sprinkled throughout. To be completely honest, we could go on forever about this album but when all is said and done, you just have to listen to it to understand. So hey, why don't you do just that and join us as we listen and dig into one hell of an album that more people should absolutely be aware of.
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