The instrumentation seems to take a little influence from various styles & genres, fusing it all to create this sort of classical-folk-rock ambiance, upon which the leading voice & storylines play out like emotional, mildly theatrical indie-rock anthems.
Taking a dash of Beach Boys, a flicker of Jack Johnson, and a fair helping of something a little more emotionally folk-like, the band emerge as dedicated songwriters & passionate musicians.
Showcasing the best in poetic story-telling & musical prowess, this album – originally called “Trump Songs for Leonard Cohen” – gives audiences a relevantly Cohen or Dylan-esque playlist of uplifting darkness & provocative reflections on life.
The immediate rhythm & bounce is infectious & uplifting in the best possible way. Bryn Scott Grimes offers plenty in the way of creativity & musicianship, but nothing in the way of predictability.
The classic energy of the music is brilliant, the band perform superbly at every moment. The songwriting is wonderful, complex yet accessible, and forever interesting.
It feels like wholesome, meaningful music, and that makes it a total pleasure to have play for you. A stunning collection, a definite must for fans of Americana & all of its sub-genres.
Leo Harmonay knows how to make music that makes you feel at home, and this is LHarmonic; through & through. Beautiful, considerate & clever songs, consistently well performed. An absolute pleasure to escape to.
This feels like a long lost hit from a simpler time. The beat & the vibrancy, the build up to the hook, the hook itself – all of this works in the way that mainstream music does. The added benefit is that this feels totally alternative right now.