What does it sound like?:
It’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been around here – just popped in to review the latest from Lord Huron.
The band’s last album from 2018 featured a beefed up sound while sticking to the established formula of dreamy soundscapes. Long Lost expands the palette with a gorgeous cinematic sweep. There are strings here that wash around the twangy reverb on the guitars; the vibe is still melancholic and lush – the band hasn’t yet shaken off the David Lynch connotations. Somewhere in a darkened room a torch singer is still crooning into a 1930s microphone while a mysterious girl in a prom dresses sways gently from side to side. It’s all engaging stuff – there are plenty of decent songs here, many with opaque lyrics by main man Ben Schneider, each with an indefinably otherworldly feel. Closing track Time’s Blur is 14 minutes worth of ambient music that feels slightly out of place with the rest of the album, but somehow it all fits together.
What does it all *mean*?
Lord Huron are never going to push the envelope hugely, but if slightly offbeat and spooked melodies wrapped up in country-folk are your bag, you won’t go far wrong here.
Goes well with…
Their last 3 albums and a slice of cherry pie.
21st May 2021
Might suit people who like…
Waterfalls and whispering pines.