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Wednesday January 26th


Music Review: Birds and Arrows

4 stars

When listening to Birds and Arrows’ latest album, it isn’t hard to get swept away by breezes of nostalgia and romance as the voices of Andrea and Pete Connolly create the perfect matrimony of harmony.

Coyotes, the third album from the Chapel Hill trio, may sound more like poetry with the beautiful backdrop of violins, cellos, and sweet drumstick kisses. Each song captivates the listener in a story, many of which are sad enough to make a grown man cry.

The leading song, “Firefly”, serves as a strong opener for the album as the singer contemplates about a love that could have been. The tune, “When I was young, in my prime, My car was a mess, I was a wreck over you,” brilliantly displays the group’s lyrical flair.

“Out in the Garden”, a song sure to be a fan favorite, is further proof of the band’s distinct ability to show beauty through verse in a soft-rock duet.

Coyotes may have been perfect had it continued in its fashionable elegance ever-present in the first half of the album. The powerful lyrics of “Safety” along with the sweet melodies heard in the title track alone, however, would easily propel Coyotes to the ranks of folk classic. I dare you to not fall in love with this album.

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