Headless Heroes – The Silence Of Love
The theme of love – in sorrowing heartbreak and in glorious joy – has probably saturated more lyricist’s notebooks than one can care to imagine. So instead of writing anymore, why not just cover your favorites. That the idea two producers dreamed up when they hand-selected a crew of studio musicians to record renditions of slightly under-acknowledged gems. Whether Headless Heroes are tackling the fatalistic despondence of Jackson C. Frank’s “Blues Run The Games” or the innocent optimism of Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You In The End”, the anchor to every song is the sonorous voice of indie-folk singer Alela Diane. Her elegiac delivery of Nick Cave’s “Nobody’s Baby Now” will leave nail marks in your skin as its undying mournfulness resurrects the memory of a lost love. Besides the odd-fitting orchestrated pop of “The North Wind Blew South”, this collaboration executes a strong performance throughout.
Listen to: Blues Run The Game