Loud Forest – Easy To Love
Loud Forest’s Easy To Love (seen/heard here), is a country-flavored folk-pop offering, from a duo more inclined (at least in the past) for indie-pop music. Made up of husband and wife team, Bernard and Rachel Chadwick, the two have been making music together for a number of years, and while their music is often influenced by folk artists, this is one of the first times that it has captured that sound. Sans the electronics and echo of previous offerings, the duo here sounds more personal and accessible than they ever have in the past. Easy To Love promises to be a track on their new LP, Family Tree, due out sometime this month.
Rachel describes this track and its meaning:
“I’ve spent a lot of years with a hard heart, trying to be strong and power through. Through my own journey of motherhood and growing, therapy and working through love, I’ve had to really do the hard work of mending this hard heart, learning to listen and let my heart guide how I think and feel. This is not an easy road, but it’s been the best and most beautiful path to working toward a tender heart.”
The only other track from the upcoming release is I Don’t Want To Go Home, which while it is a return to the sound that they have fostered throughout their career, feels like it is peeling back a layer to a view inside the duo’s lives as well.
Of the two tracks, though, Vodka likes this one the best. It feels more honest somehow to remove the layers of electronics and beats and simply hear the music laid bare. The duo has great harmonies, too, which are often obscured, but not on this track. It’s too soon to know what the rest of Family Tree will have to offer, but I’m hopeful for more of this style in that LP.
You can find more information on Loud Forest by heading up to their website, which is very complete. There’s a great biography there, along with all of the social and streaming links you would expect. Missing is their bandcamp.com site, but all it contains is their debut LP.
Pick up some indie-pop music from a duo that has been honing their craft since at least 2016, by picking up Family Tree when it releases!
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