Who Should Buy This: Fans of indie, folk, and folk rock music, introverts, and those who want to reminisce on the magic of the music of yesteryear.
Album: Signs of Light
Artist: The Head and the Heart
Genre: alternative, folk, indie
Music Rating: 9/10
Lyrics Rating: 8/10
Sounds Like: Band of Horses, The Lumineers, 60’s/70’s soft rock
Best thing About this Album: Time travel.
One thing I wish was different: The lyrical content that is there is amazing, but on some songs I could do with some more of it.
Website: The Head and the Heart
Favorites: All We Ever Knew, Turn it Around, Colors
Parental Guidance: All We Ever Knew says “Oh Lord”. Rhythm & Blues says “won’t you let me turn you on” a number of times, and
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This album is truly a gift. Coming from an extremely folk-driven catalog, this album hits the reset button as the band and heads in a slightly different direction musically. In today’s music scene, it takes on an “alternative” label, but it’s truly more in alignment with classic 60’s/70’s soft rock or later folk rock. The band keeps its feeling of nostalgic rootedness, but this album springs from the roots of a different tree. Imagine if Jim Croce lived today. He might occupy a similar space as this album. Now I’m sad, because I miss Jim. 😢 I’m going to need some epic folk-rock music to cheer me up. Oh, look! I have just the thing. From brilliant Beatles nods to Elvis shoutouts, this album has everything you could ask for on a journey of discovery that spans joyous revelry, peaceful solitude, and heartbreaking tragedy. Here are some of my favorite lines from each track!
“All we ever do is all we ever knew.” — All We Ever Knew
“I know just where my heart should be.” — City of Angels
“I’ve got the rhythm and blues since the day you met me.” — Rhythm & Blues
“I made up my own world.” — False Alarm
“I still believe this was always here for me.” — Dreamer
“Being alone isn’t lonely. It’s sought after like a holiday.” — Library Magic
“You know, the richest man didn’t build his house alone. The greatest lessons I learned, I learned right here at home.” — Turn It Around
“I saw the colors fade away.” — Colors
“Why’s it so hard to find a peace of mind in a world where you’re given all of the time just to find out?” — Take a Walk
“Once or twice, that’s all we get in this life.” — Oh My Dear
“Time will heal your soul.” — I Don’t Mind
“My only regret’s taking so long to find these simple truths so I could sing for you.” — Your Mother’s Eyes
“When you sleep, what do you dream?” — Signs of Light
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting The Head and the Heart by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.