GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS

Narrows, The

Model:
CD-YEP-2468
SKU:
935762
PLU: 634457246829
The concentrated nexus of romance, recollection, historic struggles and tragedies,and peerless craftsmanship – coupled with the hopes, fears, and isolation that accompany transition – formed the backdrop of 'The Narrows,' Phillips' latest dispatch on Yep Roc Records.
The concentrated nexus of romance, recollection, historic struggles and tragedies,and peerless craftsmanship – coupled with the hopes, fears, and isolation that accompany transition – formed the backdrop of 'The Narrows,' Phillips' latest dispatch on Yep Roc Records.
Format - CD
Genre - Country
Release Date - 18/03/16

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The concentrated nexus of romance, recollection, historic struggles and tragedies,and peerless craftsmanship – coupled with the hopes, fears, and isolation that accompany transition – formed the backdrop of 'The Narrows,' Phillips' latest dispatch on Yep Roc Records.

Bathed in a woody, warmly reverberating sonic signature, the album's thirteen songs are marked by longing and a resolute sense of purpose: As though hurling yourself full-force into the unknown is as sensible as any other more commonly prescribed course. After all, what feels unknown may be residing just below the surface – should you be willing to dig for it and be open to discovery.

"This set of songs," Phillips observes, "seem to pivot between the personal and historical – like a lens, focusing in and out. The Creek and the Cherokee, of which I'm descendent, called this land home before the removal. I'm captivated by the stories and the energy here."

'The Narrows' balances that history with Phillips' own severance from his birthplace, his continued journey into marriage and fatherhood, and the passing of his own father. "Moccasin Creek," delivered by the band with a daring sense of space and a vivid, clear-eyed vocal from Phillips, mines those emotional and geographical intersections.

"I envisioned myself one day venturing into the Arkansas land where my father's side of the family sprang forth," Phillips explains. "There's a part of the river down by the old family home known as the Narrows – the unfriendly part where you fight against the current and try to not to be pulled under. I saw in this a metaphor..."

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistGRANT-LEE PHILLIPS
LabelRedeye / Yep Roc Records
Music GenreCountry / Folk / Singer/Songwriter
Music Genre PrimaryCountry
Music Genre SecondaryFolk

CD

  • 1. Tennessee Rain
  • 2. Smoke And Sparks
  • 3. Moccasin Creek
  • 4. Cry Cry
  • 5. Holy Irons
  • 6. Yellow Weeds
  • 7. Loaded Gun
  • 8. Rolling Pin
  • 9. Taking On Weight In Hot Springs
  • 10. Just Another River Town
  • 11. No Mercy In July
  • 12. San Andreas Fault
  • 13. Find My Way
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