Monday, May 27, 2019

Jacob Faurholt • The Dark Isn't Right • 2019




Jacob Faurholt is one of Denmark’s most prolific songwriters. He has released more than 10 albums, both solo and under the moniker Crystal Shipsss - his more experimental project. The nine songs on Shake Off The Fear cover well-known themes from Faurholt’s own musical output. He writes about life, love and the anxieties that come with them. Always in an immediate and personal way, with nods to heroes like Daniel Johnston, Conor Oberst, and Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous. The opening track, Stargazing, combines images from a vacation in Spain with the fear of flying and losing your mind and your loved ones. Another song, The Burning Ship, touches on the loss of a childhood friend in the Scandinavian Star ferry disaster in 1990. It’s a song that cherishes life while recognizing its frailty.

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