Rumour Mill is the dynamic duo of Aline Daigle and Anna Katarina. This indie band based in Vancouver, BC is a beautiful folk and slow pop that is reminiscent of First Aid Kit with more approachability. They break through with their new album Daylight's Free with plenty of accolades such as their Kootenay Music Artist of the Year 2019 nomination, recipients of the Creative BC Grant, and placed in the Top 100 across Canada in CBC Searchlight.
The intentionality and mood of the entire album is one of exploration and a showcase of the emotional and professional ranges that Daigle and Katarina possess. Easily I could hear their song "Sunrise," in an indie film or TV series soundtrack. They really captured a folksy and melancholy mood.
"Hold Me Close," is the opening song of the album and it is only scratching the surface of the depth of emotion. You can feel it in the vocalizations of the chorus; it starts off holding back the emotion and then you just swoon. The non-acceptance of "this is our story ends."
Transitioning into a more somber reckoning with just a dash of hope, we are welcomed by "Daylight's Free." It is the reckoning and surrender in the lyrics. The use of reverberating guitar and powerful yet effective use of drums is making the statement of an emotional completion.
Imagine a summer breeze, hammock and glass of lemonade - "Sunrise." A song to sway to, listening in to the sparse keys of the piano, soft guitar and the voices echoing "morning will come."
"Tanlines" has a surprisingly lovely and sassy fiddle, an invitation and a surrender and playful flirtation with a quick "show me just how good you could be." "Would You Follow" may be the most different in genre from the whole album, but it showcases the instrumental talent and different spectrum of instruments that can curate an edge of your seat mood, a slow but steady crescendo into "chasing your worries and your mind will follow all the way into the sea" - he is playing elements of sea, sun, internal emotions and the external running.
All in all this album shows a high level of craftsmanship, an understanding of current and timeless musical elements, yet still remaining true to enmeshing the instrumentals with the intense relational lyrics that are well done throughout the entire album. This is acknowledged in the final song "Feel It 2" with a completion, "I wanna feel it with you," and you really do throughout the whole album.
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