I never, ever use the word dainty, but it comes to mind every time I spin The Horseâ€™s Haâ€™s new album, Waterdrawn.
It isnâ€™t so much the sound of the word, but its meaning. According to Websterâ€™s Dictionary, the definition is â€œmarked by delicate or diminutive beauty, form, or grace.â€ And this just about says it all. Â James Elkingtonâ€™s rich baritone and Janet Beanâ€™s concise country-ish lilt fit hand-in-glove on the albumâ€™s succinct, stripped down tracks. His easy folk guitar is modest-yet-supple, and her approach complements with delicate phrasing, evident on the dreamy “Dying Tree.”
Waterdrawn is an irresistible songset that is as delicate as it is beautiful.
Waterdrawn is out now on Fluff and Gravy Records.