The LONE BELLOW – ” Then Came The Morning and Fake Roses “

Posted: February 5, 2015 in MUSIC
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The Lone Bellow’s second album is a real treat. Call it country; call it gospel-blues, call it rock, call it what you will because `Then Came The Morning’ manages to be all these and more without ever having to strain to be anything other than what it is, and what it is is damned fine music, sung and played with unadulterated passion.

There are thirteen numbers in the set; all as good as one another; not a wasted moment for the discerning listener. That’s a tough call in a World full of good stuff but this extraordinarily talented Brooklyn-based ensemble : Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey and Brian Elmquist, make it all seem so natural and magically inevitable.

Some of the songs sound as old as the hills; instant timeless classics fresh out of the mould. Take a composition like “Marietta’, where three voices intertwine with such unaffected pathos .Get an earful of the tumultuous `Heaven Don’t Call Me Home’ and see if it doesn’t make you want to holler along with them! `Cold As It Is’, too, has the kind rousing riff to make your knees tremble and the touching vocal from Ms Donehey on `Call To War’ will make your heart flutter. The gorgeous `Telluride’, however, is the album’s defining moment and still centre;
a song so beautiful it deserves to have a space of its own in a quiet corner of Heaven.
Take my word for it, `Then Came The Morning’ is one of the finest things you’ll hear this year.


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