Review – The Lifers

Album: Honey Suite
Release Date: May 16, 2018
Genre: Folk Rock

Ontario’s art-folk/rock collective, The Lifers, have dropped their highly-anticipated album, Honey Suite— and to say it was worth the wait would be an understatement. Fronted by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, The Lifers draw inspiration from talent like Feist, Dan Mangan, and The Staves. The result is a dynamic sound that lyrically confronts the fragility of both the world around us and ourselves.

The 10-track sophomore album juxtaposes stories of “tenderness and explosive energy, sometimes within a single breath.” Challenging both genre and audience, the tracks encapsulate topics of home, nature, and community with grace while still maintaining an enchanting air; from the mystical, slow-building opening track “The Nature of Things” to the delicate “Wake”, each track is delicately beautiful and uniquely its own.

With pristine vocals, lush accordion, a gentle intermingling of cello and strings, and overdriven drumbeats, Honey Suite is nothing short of breathtaking.

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