Whitehorse - The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss Review

Whitehorse
The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
Six Shooter Records/Warner Music Canada
Producer: Luke Doucet
Score: 8 out of 10

 

Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland have established solo careers in their own right, with Juno Award nominations and a collaborative/backing vocalist stint with Sarah McLachlan, respectively. So when the husband and wife decided to team up to form White-horse, it was destined to evolve into something bigger than the both of them. Their sound spans the gamut from the darkly seductive “Achilles’ Desire” to the serene and poetic “Mismatched Eyes.” The disc is a travelogue down a myriad of avenues through alt-country, new-age folk and bluesy pop. And the mash up of acoustic-meets-digital recalls ‘80s new wavers Timbuk 3 crossed with the artistry of a Richard Thompson. —Eric A. Harabadian

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