Monday, May 23, 2022

Workhorse - "Chain"

Photo by Chelsea Farquhar

Workhorse is the musical project of Adelaide based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harriet Fraser-Barbour. Her new single, "Chain," is a gorgeous mixture of dream pop and country/folk. The entire song, particularly Fraser-Barbour's vocals, have that dreamy haze of dream pop, but "Chain" has just enough twang in its fuzzed out guitar and violin to give it roots in Americana. As perfect as it is, the styles do clash with each other at times, but all that truly does is give "Chain" even more of its charm and creates a truly compelling song.

Harriet Fraser-Barbour says of the new song:

“‘Chain’ is about mourning the loss of friends within the constant exodus and migration to bigger cities. It’s about craving change, resenting a sense of conservative stagnancy, and seeking an ever illusive sense of belonging and of community.”

You can listen to "Chain" below. No Photographs is due out August 12 on Dinosaur City Records, and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Workhorse, check out the artist's Facebook and Instagram.

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