Artist: The Written Years
Label: Self-released, 2014
"Affection, belonging, loss and nostalgia: four themes that encompass the lyrically driven music of The Written Years
That's what described on their page and yes it would be cleraly stated in every songs of them. Eight songs indie-rock pieces with folky approach singing about home and other melancholy stuff. Like in their second track, 'I Would Miss My Home If I Knew Where It Was', we suddenly know there's something in it.
I also like 'Are You Okay'. "If you finally got away, boxed up everything that you had found, forgot the past and ran off back to your hometown, would you still call us friends or would I still let you down?" is possibly one of the best heart-breaking lyric in this album. The last song, 'The Station' is a proof that, again, train thingy is one of the greatest topic for a sad song on earth, like Bob Dylan said on his song 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry'. The whole songs in this album is very simple to enjoy and heart-warming in other side. Another point to concern, I think Wade Ouellet's vocal style sounds perfectly match with this Vancouver band's musical style. After listening to this album, I understand why they name their genre as 'Winter Music'.
Stream or buy the album here, and maybe you would want to know more about them, you can like their Facebook page.