The Barr Brothers "Even the Darkness Has Arms"
Published Jun 27, 2014A few weeks on from the announcement of the Barr Brothers' sophomore LP, Sleeping Operator, the Montreal folk crew have let loose a finger-picking first single, "Even the Darkness Has Arms."
A liquid trickle of acoustic guitar plucks are the veritable backbone of the track, while Brad Barr's smooth and shushed baritone describes a quixotic time drifting around while other raise hell about "the water and the windmill." The tale also dishes on singing Cat Stevens songs and a drive to "make things right by you" as rustic touches of contrabass, ukulele and a pump organ flood the speakers. You can drink it all in down below.
As previously reported, you can dial up the rest of the self-produced Sleeping Operator October 7 via Secret City Records.
Read our October 2014 cover story on the Barr Brothers here.