Almost everything changed for us in these last two years, says Andy Baxter, one half of the acclaimed duo Penny & Sparrow. It was a painful experience in a lot of ways, but it was also a joyful one.
Joy and pain walk hand in hand on Finch, Penny & Sparrows magnificent sixth album. Written during their first major break from the road in years, the record finds the band reckoning with a prolonged period of intense personal transformation, a profound awakening that altered their perceptions of masculinity, sex, religion, divorce, friendship, vanity, purpose, and, perhaps most importantly, self. Deeply vulnerable and boldly cinematic, the resulting songs blur the lines between indie-folk and alt-pop, with dense string arrangements and atmospheric production underpinning soaring melodies and airtight harmonies from Baxter and his longtime musical partner, Kyle Jahnke.