Everything about Winnipeg's Living Hour has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings in 2013. What started with dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown has transformed into even more sprawling and expansive expressions on their latest effort, Softer Faces, set for release DATE, 2019 on Kanine Records.
With its lush sounds, healing energy and intricate instrumental and vocal melodies, it is a beautiful album that commands attention. The emotive vocals, glittering guitar interplay, and horn arrangements wash over you with an irresistible calm. Uplifting vocal harmonies contrast with melancholy lyrics. Living Hour finds strength in vulnerability as they look inward, grappling with themes of self determination, independence, and isolation.
Softer Faces was produced by Kurt Feldman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chairlift, DIIV, Dum Dum Girls) in Living Hour’s hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba at Exchange District Studios, and mixed by Jarvis Taveniere (Real Estate, Woods, Blouse, Widowspeak) at Thump Studios in Brooklyn.