Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat was released yesterday! I’ve since listened through it about 6 times. Man, it’s such a good album. They’ve really been moving to a new sound since Indian Summer, and they really reached something good for this one.
The album opens with their single, Learn to Fly, about heartbreak, with a great beat and background music. From there, the album hits the the title track, the relaxed Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat, then to Under the Wire to Royal One, which has one of the cooler bass and guitar themes that I’ve heard from them. Girl and Her Horse picks up the pace slightly, leading to the fantastic Texas Stars, which opens wonderfully. Block of Wood is next, with more of a country/folk sound to it, which is really cool to hear. Comfort opens with a Mandolin, and comes to a solid beat and lyrics. The War Was In Colour is more of a story song, about a grandfather and a grandson, finding a box of pictures from World War II. Very moving song. Bright Lights lightens the mood with a fast beat, and the album ends with International Airport, which feels from the start like you’re standing in a busy airport.
Overall, the album is amazing, fantastic and simply good work from my favorite band. I can’t wait to see them when they come to a concert here on the 23rd of October.
In other news, today’s my first day at my new job at Walden Books. Should be fun. I’m a little nervous because I’ve never worked retail before, but it’s a bookshop, so I guess we’ll see.
Amazon.com has posted up the cover for the next Carbon Leaf Album, LLHR, along with a track listing:
Track listing is as follows:
1. Learn to Fly
2. Love Loss Hope Repeat
3. Under the Wire
4. Royal One
5. Girl and Her Horse
6. Texas Stars
7. Block of Wood
9. War Was in Color
10. Bright Lights
11. International Airport
I must say, I LOVE the cover, and I’ve heard a couple of the songs, Texas Stars and War Was In Colour. Can’t wait to hear the rest of them though. Man, this album can’t come soon enough.
Is the title of Carbon Leaf’s upcoming album, as they announced on their websites and in a recent news letter. Really excited for it – listening to all of their previous albums, they’ve been getting better and better. Judging from the title, this one’s also going to be something that I’m really going to relate to. All of the songs on Indian Summer had something that I could empathize with, especially Life Less Ordinary, One Prarie Outpost and Changeless. I can’t wait for the album cover and track list. Hopefully, that’ll be coming soon.
In addition to their new album, they’ve announced that they’re returning to Vermont! August 12th, with a free concert in Burlington. Absolutely cannot wait for that concert. I’ve missed two concerts (James Hunter and KT Tunstall) and I don’t want to miss any more.
Went out with a cabin sailing today, out on the Lake. Lots of fun, we brought lunch and had a blast sailing around. Even the thunderstorms, which were forcasted for this afternoon, haven’t come yet. We were hit by a hard and fast one this morning at around five, which cooled everything down nicely. If only it’d do that for the rest of the year.