Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks finds raw emotions to propel Harder Love to a compellingly powerful and dark level.
Listen to a sampling here:
The album, like Hard Love, works through his struggling marriage and the near death of his younger brother, which emanates an unabashed, raw, and manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them.
“In a time of calculation and over-thinking, I wanted to bring back the raw, impulsive nature that is the DNA of so many records I love,” Showalter explains.
This version is a whole lot stranger and even more raw, it’s like the tripped out, spiritual brother to its predecessor.
Timothy says about the album:
“These songs are me unedited…I just want people to have them. I’m sick of overthinking and talking too much about the process and the narrative.”
Strand of Oaks –Harder Love
Hard Love is the most fearless and dynamic album ever released by Strand of Oaks. Harder Love is even more unedited and raw!
Conceptualized from experiences of pain and duress in Timothy’s life, the album evokes a certain suffering that’s sure to relate in a visceral way to every listener.
Strand of Oaks’ Harder Love is released via Dead Oceans. The limited edition Classic Black Vinyl pressing will sell out quickly, so act fast to ensure that you get a copy.
- Harder Love
- Passing Out
- Cry (Alt Version)
- On the Hill (Alt Version)
- Dream Brother
- Rain Won’t Come
- Wicked Water
- Chill Tent
- On the Hill (Extended, Bonus Track)
- Wanna Get Lost (Bonus Track)
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