For fans of: The Musgraves, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons
Indie folk-pop darlings The Horde and the Harem are back and better than ever with their brand-new EP, “Fairweather Friends!” The album features six uplifting tracks that will bring out your whimsical side with their peppy, yet sophisticated sound that will have you dreamily floating along in no time. The EP kicks off with “Robbery,” a track that brings UK sweethearts The Musgraves to mind while surprising with dark lyrics. The Horde and the Harem takes the tempo down a notch with “Shiver,” a melodic ode to hard workers. “The cabinet maker’s hands are strong and steady, his father’s father’s brother’s learned the trade,” they croon, “although he wishes he could make sweet music, there are mouths to feed and bills to be paid…”
Next up is “Magician’s Hat,” a solemn tune about longing to be extraordinary. Everyone wants to be special, and THATH is no different, crooning, “Lord, help me dig to not pretend to be an ordinary man.” Ukelele jam “Salutations” takes the mood back up a notch with its beachy vibes and cutesy lyrcs like, “The more I see, the more I saw. The more I don’t know anything at all. Play me like a ritual, I’m a rag doll on the ground. Here I wait for kisses and make these little sounds…”
“Fairweather Friends” will warm your heart with it’s content lyrics about seeing old pals, and nothing ever changing with them, no matter how much time passes. A slowly building guitar gorgeously pairs with a near-sigh of, “Oh, fairweather friends, the sun is out and we will laugh again…” The EP wraps up with the over 10-minute-long jam, “A Girl He Once Knew.” The track borders on psychedelic, experimenting and embracing a new, trippy instrumental style paired perfectly with dreamy vocals.
Watch out for The Horde and the Harem, they’re going places!