Dry The River-Weights and Measures

Several people have recommended this song to me today, so it only seemed right to give it a listen and see what all the fuss was about. Frankly, I’m not really buying into the hype.

It’s not a bad song by any means, but truthfully I’m struggling to distinguish the sound from the myriad other hipster ‘indie-folk’ favourites doing the rounds, and ultimately it sounds like yet another band singing high notes in a bittersweet song. Again, that doesn’t make it a bad song as that’s generally a pretty engaging combination by all accounts, and credit goes to the instrumentation which has a powerful progression that infuses a little energy and intensity to the track, blending well with the passionate vocals.

The video is simple and effective too, having a stripped back yet vibrant style that puts lots of emphasis on organic elements, with various eyes, nudity and so forth shown. Worth a listen for the more ardent alternative fans, but those who just loosely flirt with the genre won’t find much to shout about here.

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