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The East Pointers – What We Leave Behind

Canadian folk trio The East Pointers continue to elegantly blend traditional folk with contemporary pop on their second album, What We Leave Behind.

Throughout the record the group have created a unique soundscape which has an incredible depth to the percussion, instrumentation and sparingly employed sweeping vocals.

The way the band weaves folk and pop here is expertly done and allows the tracks to be both accessible and compelling for fans of either genre.

Two tracks in particular stand out in this regard. 82 Fires is a deep emotional song which is very much in the stadium pop vein conversely title track What We Leave Behind is a slower instrumental only folk offering.

Instrumentally this record is exquisite however it remains to be seen whether the vocal work will be as gripping for fans of The East Pointers.

★★★1/2

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