Liver's self-titled album Liver is real and raw. The lyrics of the first song “Comfortable” are "I feel comfortable in your silence/ and I don't know why/and I don't know how." It is an emotion that I think only some people have. I have not heard many songs written about it. When you feel comfortable in someone’s silence, or being silent around someone, it shows great trust and companionship I believe. I like that they have chosen to write a song about this. This song is definitely a bit spooky and experimental. The drums are erratic and electronic. I like the electronic/organic fusion and it makes me feel right at home. I listen to a lot of electronic music so I feel like it definitely brings that updated version of what this song would have been without the electronic drum kit to the table and it feels great. There are some eerie ghostly noises in the background that are powerful and rhythmic in their undulations.
“Muses” touches on another subject I haven't had a chance to get around to. Our little muses in life that just sit and watch us, or laugh at all of our jokes and make us feel at our best. I have many friends that are like this luckily enough. They laugh at my jokes and support my every move I make no matter how ridiculous that may be. “We need poetry, we need sand, we need honesty" is one of my favorite lines not only in the song, but in the album. We need these things to make us feel whole. Although they may be fluffy or meaningless to some, they are really important to the whole of everything and everyone.
“Pretending” is pretty heavy and dark and I am not sure what the content is really about, but it definitely surfs the underworld. If you are feeling slick like a snake and you wanna go there, then go for it. I prefer the more heavenly bubbly tracks myself. Call me a mammalian disco queen, but I like happy yeah yeah dance-y songs the most, then folky sexy tracks next. The dungeons and dragons reptilian songs in albums just scare me a bit. Maybe something I should look at with a therapist sometime.
The album ends on the song “Lullaby.” It is just that. Sweet, tender and soft. Distorted guitar riffs and eerie vocals. A more ripping guitar solo, if you want to call it that. The guitar solo feels and sounds like a Spanish guitar. Mysterious and broken, this track is backed with the ocean tide coming in and out. The track stops long enough before the end to let its listeners hear the tide. Nothing more lullaby like than that!
Liver by Liver is a solid album. I like the idea that I think both the internal organ that cleanses our blood and the double meaning to also be a liver of life to its fullest! Clean our blood and live our lives! This album does that for me. It feels cleansing and ritualistic. You might just get put into a trance at the end of that lullaby track and wake up with a binky in your mouth though; it is on the warning label.
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