South for Winter just released a full length album lush with folk and Americana sounds and instrumentation, passionate vocals, and a cinematic undertone that really shines through with most songs.
The Luxumbra album is a powerful and even graceful form of country rock and is colored with bowed strings, bending guitars, and a gorgeous vocal approach.
Songs get anthemic, and present a massive soundscape and even sort of take you on adventures without being afraid to really rock out when they want to.
The record has a gusto and raw energy rarely seen and plenty of these tracks get very deepening and engulfing as you can feel the intensity and emotion most were built from.
This album has attitude and some southern swagger both on the music and singing ends and it does feel like a concept album at times. It just may be. Either way, this is something you have to take some time to really soak in as there are so many wonderful fusions of genres throughout its course it's outstanding.
You can certainly feel the love this group has for their craft as the songs flow like water and wshirl around you like wind and take you on whatever musical journey they feel like at the time.
A very orchestral tonality builds more and more throughout the record and things really get quite fun.
One of the best things about this album is that there is pretty much always a new surprise around the corner. By the middle of it you understand that you don't really know what to expect next. Only that it will be good enough to possibly move you.
There are even songs like "Fallen Seeds" that for moments feel theatrical like something out of a Tim Burton film. It's quite awe inspiring and each member of this group is incredibly seasoned and knows exactly what they are doing. And they do it all with passion.
Get a drink, have a seat, put Luxumbra on and enjoy this.