Ontario based The Folk have released their new album ‘Every Colour, Present Wonder’, as well as a new single taken from the album ‘Avery’.
Their colourfully atmospheric and orchestral songs breath joy and lightness into the themes of dysfunction, death, and the struggles of overcoming mental illness. The album begins with the extremely personal ‘Avery’, sounding like a Pink Floyd rendition of an Air song. The tension is subsequently broken by the heavy psych-rock ‘Fire In The Back Room’ The whole thing is capped off by the almost out of place ‘Save Us!’, which comes off like the jaunty bastard child of John Prine and Uncle Tupelo/Wilco. The Folk have never been afraid to fuse their favourite, disparate, elements together into releases that stay oddly cohesive and ‘Every Colour, Present Wonder’ is no different.
The four core members (Sara Bortolon-Vettor & Emma Bortolon-Vettor, Mark Ferrari, and Liam Magahay) that make up The Folk weren’t satisfied to sit on their laurels following the release of 2014’s ‘We All Say’ and almost immediately uprooted themselves to a small two bedroom in Montreal’s Mile End where they spent four months writing, polishing, re-writing and ultimately recording their second LP with Pat Gregoire (Islands, Pat Jordache, Sister Suvi) at hotel2tango.
The album is available from their bandcamp page as a digital download and in limited edition splatter vinyl: https://thefolk.bandcamp.com/