Langhorne Slim Performs Tonight at The Parish
Songwriter Langhorne Slim‘s follow-up to his 2009 release Be Set Free is The Way We Move, released earlier this summer. Slim was feeling pretty good about it, and rightly so. As he explained, he and his band wanted to make something beautiful, something real. Something to be proud of. Remaining true to his convictions, he did just that, making the album as fiery and high-energy as his live performances – perhaps not completely catching the essence of a Langhorne Slim show, but definitely the same defiant spirit.
This fourteen-track collection of very upbeat folk rock songs, interestingly enough, covers some rather personal subject matter, like loss, mourning, and heartbreak; picking up the pieces, crestfallen, but finding the strength to move on. Slow and low mopey music? Hardly. Despite its unyielding honesty and heavy lyrical content, there is not a single somber moment on this entire album. It’s more of a celebration, jaunty, melodic, free-spirited and – something I’m eternally grateful for – not your typical break-up songs.