Review – Hearing Trees

By: Nicole Wolfe

EP – Dear Sahara
Release Date – August 28, 2015
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Genre – Indie Rock

Dear Sahara, the sophomore EP by the Indie rockers from Winnipeg, Hearing Trees, is set to be released on August 28, 2015.  Following the release of the album, the band will tour Western and Central Canada, starting on September 11th in Brandon, MB and ending back in Winnipeg on October 2nd.

The album was created with the theme of writing letters in mind.  Singer Graham Hnatiuk is behind the creation of many elements of this album, including the liner notes and sketches.  In fact, many of the songs connect to the letter writing theme.  Sahara was written as a letter to a fictional person and Magnetic Moment references letter writing within the lyrics.  Dear Sahara is the embodiment of poetic lyrics, soulful vocals, and captivating music – a true work of art.

Sahara welcomes with a smooth and inviting guitar melody.  The song is worth a thoughtful listen as the lyrics are beautiful.  It was easy to get lost in this song.  I eagerly wanted to play it over and over again.

The lyrics in Magnetic Moment were spoken in a calmer version of slam poetry, a trademark of the Hearing Trees.  Searing guitar mixed with tight and punchy drums complemented the lyrics, garnering comparison to a song from The Tragically Hip.

Among Giants is a grandiose name for a song of equal magnitude. The allure of the steadily beating drums was like battle cry for war.  Thoughtful lyrics and gripping music provide the backdrop for an enrapturing and thought-provoking listening experience.

Rating: 5/5

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