Montreal quartet MAYBEL released their debut album today (4/10) and I’m in love. Thanks to constant inspiration Gorilla Vs. Bear for highlighting it earlier. Simple triple-harmony vocal folk with plenty of acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle and lap steel guitar. It sounds like music that was made to be a salve exactly for this time in history – nice timing y’all! It’s warm, cozy, intimate and reassuring. I don’t know about you, but we all need things to make ourselves feel good right now, and this does the trick.
I included their first single “Winter City” in my February music post earlier this year, so the song I’ve chosen to focus on is “Bliss In Solitude”, an appropriate title for our current day. It features some dreamy, reverbed lap steel and violin (y’all know I’m biased towards the fiddle tunes by now!) and makes me feel like the sun is shining on me and warming my skin, while fresh air cleanses my thoughts and pores all at once.
I’ve listened to the album twice already today and plan on revisiting it often, especially now. For fans of Mountain Man and all related projects (minus Sylvan Esso, but hell, might as well try MAYBEL if you only like Sylvan Esso too).