Release Date: May 21, 2021
Record label: Republic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Life is short - love what you love. I'm a terrible music critic. Sure, I can write fervently and convincingly about anything that deeply moves me, but I've never been great at tempering that enthusiasm to account for all the things that naturally diminish an album's impact over time. To me, music has always been tied to the moment: an album's worth isn't in its instrumental prowess, but in the emotional investment that it incurs.
Lord Huron‘s fourth studio album is very much a product of its time. During lockdown in 2020, Ben Schneider (who, to all intents and purposes is Lord Huron) announced a series of streaming shows which would feature unreleased songs. Those shows, entitled Alive From Whispering Press, would form the basis for the songs contained on Long Lost. It’s a strange, otherworldly sort of record – snatches of spoken word mix with some gorgeous, country-tinged anthems, and it ends on a 14 minute slice of ambient noise.