Tuesday, March 27, 2012

First Aid Kit

Hello there blogosphere!  It's been a good week or two since I've last written, but I'm officially back from break and hittin' the keyboard again.  To settle back into things, I'd like to introduce to the album The Lion's Roar by First Aid Kit.  The female duo consists of sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg, and if you live Sweden these names are probably much more familiar to you.  The Lion's Roar marks the second studio LP released by First Aid Kit, and it made a big enough splash overseas to hit #1 on the Swedish music charts, as well as #35 over in the UK. That's not too shabby for a group so young, Johanna is 22 while Klara is still a teenager at 19.  The age may appear insignificant, but it seems to me like a testament to their songwriting prowess and lyrical insight, for their words come across as mature and profound.  This appears to be the case as a stepping stone from their previous materal; The Lion's Roar is a much more developed work overall than their debut LP.  While both are definitely submerged in a folkish concoction, this year's album dives deeper into country tendencies.  With a bigger and fuller sound, as well as further exploration into other genres, First Aid Kit definitely spread their wings and expand their palette here. Check out the title song "The Lion's Roar" as well as another favorite "Blue" below. Enjoy!

The Lion's Roar


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