American folk-rock group Wishpenny have released their third studio album, ‘day after dark’; following 2004’s ‘shine like new’ and 2010’s ‘bound to’. Across these collections, the band has cultivated remarkably novel interpretations and perspectives on folk music. This latest album has a timeless appeal that respects the familiar paths of 20th century folk rock and builds on it with contemporary layers. 

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They bring in world music influences, pairing it with funk grooves and jazz blues spells. Further elevations come in the form of versatile vocal style, charisma, and textures. Sometimes you’ll be cast in the warm homely folk atmospheres of Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, other times in a pensive room of Nick Drake and Neil Young. Lush and conceptual instrumentals reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac blended in perhaps with a Fiona Applesque melancholy. 

The album opens with the title track. Its classic atmosphere is hung with interesting time signatures, vocal performances, and instrumental fusions. In a way it introduces the sonic pallet and spectrum explored across the album. All eight tracks curate a distinct experience and creative ensembles. Listen Now!

The album is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to ‘Day After Dark’ by Wishpenny here –