There was a time when I had a real aversion to the cover song. I found them often to be lazy and uninspired. That was until I stumbled across Holly Miranda’s version of the David Byrne song ‘Glass, Concrete & Stone’.
Firstly, to take on a cover of that magnitude takes real balls and if you don’t have the talent you will fall flat on your piano stool. Miranda has the talent and the voice to not only cover it but make it sound brand new.
All that said, there aren’t any covers on this new album, but the point remains that the level of musicality that Holly Miranda has put in to this album deserves your ears. For me, lead track ‘Exquisite’ which features Kyp Malone does not tell you all you need to know.
You must delve in and play the album in its entirety to fully appreciate it. Stand out track for me ‘Golden Spiral’ tells you everything about this lyrical and musical songbird’s creativity.
Mutual Horse is as beautiful as it is complex, and I urge you to get the vinyl copy and play it how it was meant to be heard!
1. Wherever You Are
2. Golden Spiral
3. To Be Loved
4. On The Radio
5. All of the Way
8. Mr. Fong's
9. Do You Recall?
10. Let Her Go
11. When Your Lonely Heart Breaks
12. Sing Like
14. Mt. Hood
Released: February 2018
Cat: DGB1491 / Dangerbird