Feed Your Head is a rock/folk trio comprised of Laura Carver (vocals/guitar), Joe Barron (bass) and Geoffrey Randall (drums). Their recent release Waning with the Moon is an easily accessible album that doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to enjoy. The songs are relatively simple and serve to support the vocal melodies of Carver. That being said, Barron occasionally busts out bass lines that no novice could come up with.
Waning with the Moon starts with the song “Ladybug.” The ultra-literal lyrics speak to the overriding thematic element of sticking with transition through its uncomfortability. "Waning Moon "is about that feeling we have when we first experience change.
It appears to be a shrinking feeling but new growth is actually due to occur. " I'm not going to run away, the leaves have fallen and I will stay." Despite the inevitable scary barren feeling that comes with transition, she will face the unknown and she will stay. This concept shape shifts within the piece but remains the same potency.
The album encompasses rudimentary guitar strummings and a subtle accompaniment of kit drumming. The drummer and the guitar is the backdrop, as the highlight seems to be the main singer. She has a lullaby-like flowery voice that is soothing and gentle. All of the songs seem to flow into each other, as they all sound quite similar. It's homogenous, but also quite pleasant as one steady piece of music, rather than extremely distinct succinct pieces.
Overall, I think the album’s strongest point is its message through the lyrics. I feel like the vocals could be more congruent to the instrumentals and could afford to come to the foreground more. However the way it has been recorded, I appreciate its uniqueness and positive message.
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