[News or Reviews] Lindy Vopnfjörð Keeps Things Light and Varied on ‘State of the Heart’



Lindy Vopnfjörð Keeps Things Light and Varied on -State of the Heart-
With his classically raspy voice and rhythms that encourage the tapping of toes, listening to Hamilton-based singer-songwriter Lindy Vopnfjörð-s latest album State of the Heart feels like listening to somebody who-s been making music for a long time. And, given that this is his eighth studio album, it-s relatively true.

It follows on from last year-s You Will Know When It-s Right both chronologically and sonically, being light, uncomplicated, and at times cheesy. The title track, which opens the album, has Celtic undertones — the strings swaying in circles and vocals emphatically releasing emotion. “This was meant to be a protest song but the politics were wrong,” Vopnfjörð admits in the chorus. “I can only sing these love songs since I met you.”

Love is a recurring motif throughout the album, like in “Already Over My Head” with its softness and rose-scented melancholy, and “Can We Still Be Lovers,” with its old-timey musings and grandly jolly instrumentation. “Won-t You Come and See Me Sometime” consists of a compiling of affection-adorned lines that border on cliché while joined by a harmonica that continues into “Letters.”

Sound-wise, State of the Heart doesn-t blur into one but keeps things varied. “Breathe” is a steady pace, the sweet plucks of guitar accompanying the start subtly amounting to a swirl of rapid drum taps, while “Cutting Room Floor” wouldn-t feel out of a place at a grandparent-s party. “Turns to You” and “Until I Have to Let You Go,” however, are more in line with Vopnfjörð-s Frozen in Time-era sound — folksy, calmly sunny and made for the outdoors. As the closing tracks, they-re a reminder of a familiar side to the singer-songwriter that hasn-t been left behind.

The songs on the album aren-t innovative or bound to stand the test of time but they do emit a geniality that-s sure to bring fans closer together.
(Independent)

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