Monday, January 7, 2019

Haint Blue - "Bear the Burden"

Photo by Rachel Verhaaren
Baltimore's Haint Blue might be releasing the first great album of 2019. Right now we can only hear one song off of it, but "Bear the Burden" is great. First, we all love a great backstory for an album. Overgrown is about frontman Mike Cohn's ten year struggle to flee the fundamentalist faith he was raised in and then overcoming drug addiction. The backstory aside, there is "Bear the Burden." The single goes through phases while remaining a solid whole. There is something for everyone who likes Americana here. There is plenty of traditional instrumentation, but it's also a completely fresh and modern take on the genre. Haint Blue keeps it poppy enough for the mainstream arena rocking folk fans, but it's also just odd enough for anyone who wants some experimentation in their music. It's a brilliant all-encompassing song, and you'll be able to tell everyone that you started listening to them way back when.

You can listen to "Bear the Burden" below. Overgrown, the new album from Haint Blue, will be out on February 15. For more on Haint Blue, be sure to check out their website. Current tour dates are below the song.

Saturday 2/23 @ Frozen Harbor Festival, Baltimore MD
Monday 3/4 @ 49 West, Annapolis, MD
Friday 3/8 @ Dante's, Frostburg, MD
Friday 3/15 @ Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD (Album Release Show)
Saturday 3/23 @ Front Royal Brewery, Front Royal VA

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