Lightning-quick sledgehammer banjo stylings and flame-throwing guitar mayhem form the backdrop of Live Laugh Love. Me and the City is an indie folk group that started as a one man project and eventually grown into four members. Band influences range from The Decemberist, Young the Giant, Rolling Stones, Adele, Mumford & Sons, and Dave Matthews Band.
Owl Song has the sense that such rare, bare emotion has enabled the EP to delve deep to sophisticated details, but also to intensify the core conflict to greater altitudes. The pedals and beats are synchronized and are very commanding; this gives authenticity and supremacy to the song.
The incredible finger style of the guitarist was clearly heard in Hold On. It is a mid-tempo song that will keep your feet tapping all throughout.
American Heart presents something to us—lyrically raw and sentimentally appropriate music. It flourishes from strings to harmonizing choruses. It shows the band’s ability to craft songs that are both delicate and incredibly influential.
What you can get from this album is pure and fluid rock folk music. Overall, Live Laugh Love reveals something new on repeat listens. It is highly recommended to listeners with rough and tough taste for raw, bare, and stripped folk music.
1. Owl Song
2. Hold On
3. American Heart
5. What We Have