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Husky's 'Forever So' an exceptionally promising debut

Published: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 18:07

Husky

Forever So
(Sub Pop Records)
Grade: A+

Sub Pop’s still got it. “It” being recently signed Husky, a quartet from Melbourne, Australia, that is clearly playing on another level. Husky’s album Forever So is thoughtful, mature and refreshing. They are blazing a path for themselves with mesmerizing and unpredictable sound.

Each track on Forever So is a surprise. Itsounds like a combination of 20 styles all at once. The songs are full and bold, like a well-crafted cup of espresso.

Their single “History’s Door” is their most upbeat song, one that quickly invigorates and engages the listener with complex songwriting. It is also incredibly hopeful song about leaving an abusive relationship. It’s captivating from start to finish with lyrics like, “Two hearts burning on a hillside turning round the blazing sun/Fever burning in her head that’s turning round the things she’s done/‘Free your heart. That is the hardest part,’ He says, ‘Your heart won’t lie.’”

The song “Don’t Tell Your Mother” is an awfully delicate song with a gentle melody and straightforward lyrics about running away from home. It’s a beautiful song about saying goodbye and moving on. The lyrics fade out mid-way and the song turns into a sympathetic instrumental piece.

“Fake Mustache” is also a standout track, with quirky sounds and plenty of confidence. It’s a fast-changing track with plenty of maracas, classical guitar and a medley of sounds. The strangest part is that you can probably dance to it.

You can never tell what you’re going to get on Forever So,and it’s actually exciting for a debut album. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for them next.

– Ana Anguiano, College Times

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