Birmingham-based duo Timber – comprised of Janet Simpson-Templin and Will Stewart – releases their brand new 8-track full-length today, and we’ve got all the details. A lush, enigmatic soundscape takes you on an interesting journey, twang-tinged and versatile in its existence. “Burying Ground” is very much a literal track, a melancholic beginning that carries through second track “As a Kill”. “Colors” is a bit spooky and intense, while “Downtown” has a true ballad sense to it and seems to play with dissonance instrumentally quite a bit.
“Sunstroke” is lyrically bittersweet, calling to mind a love – or really amazing situation, at the very least – difficult to shake. As a Kansas City native, “Shuttlecock” made my ears perk up, and the song sings of flying through the sky like one of those intricate sport accessories. It occurs in such a pleasant soundscape that we’re feeling like turning it up and going for a drive this weekend. And perhaps “Errant Oblivion” will inspire another side of us, slow dancing in the moonlight as the instrumentals take over our souls as they seem to already have done. Simpson-Templin and Stewart remind us of their brilliance up until the last lines of final track “Move”, a simplified yet freeing track.
If you’re looking for a soundtrack to a relaxing and thoughtful weekend, this is it.
Keep up with Timber here.