Out there's a world that calls for me, girl.
Heading out into the unknown.
If there are strangers, and all kinds of danger,
please don't say I'm going alone.
I have sat down to write about the Lord Huron debut album, Lonesome Dreams, each day for the past week, but I've always come up empty. Each song is such an intensely sweet marvel that I wanted to share all of them with you. I am continuously overwhelmed by how beautiful and meaningful this record is, and I am so, SO in love with it.
You know when you really, truly connect with an album, it's a special feeling. You know it when the songs are as fresh the 20th time you hear them as they were the first. One of these days you'll feel like listening to something new, and you'll have to leave the album behind, but you're almost afraid of when that day will come. You realize it when you start to get the feeling that, someday looking back, these songs are going to symbolize an entire phase of your life. That's me, and that's Lord Huron.
It's like how I was when Tegan & Sara's The Con came out. The Con made me cry every time I listened to it in 2007. It still does. A couple of dozen listens in and Lonesome Dreams is just as emotional for me. It's not as heartbreaking, maybe, but it is just as tender and thrilling. There is a definite dust-covered earthiness about it. It is the music of the desert, the ocean and the wild wood all at once. It's music that was born by the lake at sunrise, and it is unabashadly lovely.
I think there are a few artists out there who can speak the same language as you do. Not a spoken language, not lyrics (although I am a lyrics-fiend), but something above the words and melody. Something indelible that flies straight out of your heart and floats near the music when it's playing, dazzled and amazed that someone else can understand it. The songs on Lonesome Dreams speak to a part of me that usually holds itself silent and apart. When I hear them, I know what it is to not be alone.
I've no regrets.
I will not ask for your forgiveness.
Lower your defense, run away with me and it'll all make sense.
I did it all for you.
Don't spurn me after all I've gone through.
No time to rest, I'm gonna find me a life, baby, way out west.