Continuing my new Generation Chill Sunday post, which I’ll drop whenever. It’s not really just about Chill, in the conventional sense, but about music which is not really dance music and so it might just be emotive pop/rock, like this band Firehorse.
Listened to the album and it’s well worth exploring if you’re into Jeff Buckley or Feist. I love it and although it’s not a classic or masterpiece like Jeff’s debut was, it shows signs of great promise.
Stand outs for me, Our Hearts, If you don’t wanna be alone, Puppet (very Sparklehorse/Buckley) and the gorgeous My Left Eye.
Stream the whole album below and grab the second track free, “Our Hearts”, which is just heart-warmingly sublime.
Simply, Firehorse is the musical vehicle for Brooklyn singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Leah Siegel. However, like the image the name conjures up, Firehorse’s music will leave an indelible impression with the debut album And So They Ran Faster… .
The gorgeously hypnotizing music of Firehorse references luminaries like Jeff Buckley, Feist and Florence and the Machine. Bolstered by an accomplished team of players (who’ve performed with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Loudon Wainwright III and others), Firehorse makes a world unto their own, complete with ethereal flourishes, electronic beats and Siegel’s smoky vocals.
Solo, Siegel’s powerful voice is a haunting yet stirring instrument whose beauty will echo with listeners long after her last notes. Combined with the starkness of an acoustic guitar, Siegel’s performance is utterly captivating.
Check out www.thisisfirehorse.com for more information.