They've progressed into a musical powerhouse, with each new song exhibiting more sophistication in the realms of multilayered arrangement and production. But in the end, it's up to Burns to grab you with her earnest voice and thoughtful lyricism, which is particularly quirky (and perhaps a tad spicy) on the b-side to this new single. "If I were a tree, I'd give you wood," she intones in the second verse, adding a stern double entendre to an otherwise scientific relationship metaphor about shaking off dying leaves, laying down roots and suffering through bare limbs. Pick up a copy of the new Forest City Lovers seven-inch, cuddle up to an arborist, and wait for the sparks to fly.
Listen to "If I Were a Tree" here.