During the gloomy days of lockdown, rock-duo Larkin Poe’s uplifting new album could be just what you need to lift your spirits.
After the success of the Grammy nominated sister act’s last album Venom and Faith, their highly anticipated fifth studio album Self Made Man comes out June 12th.
The band, made up by Megan and Rebecca Lovell, have continued to embrace their Southern roots by creating a spirited and energetic album that could not have come at a better time.
Like their previous albums, Self Made Man is self-produced by the sisters and their good buddy and engineer, Roger Alan Nichols.
Already setting the bar high as Grammy nominees, they certainly do not disappoint. Their folk-rock album is tight, powerful and full of anthems.
Their sound is distinctive and cohesive, but no two tracks are the same. They showcase their wide-ranging talent well, flawlessly combining Rebecca’s country rock voice with sounds from the lap steel guitar to achieve a woody acoustic and authentic sound.
Self Made Man is very lyrically focused. Drawing from their own experiences, their tracks concentrate on an optimistic sound and inspiring lyrics on how to deal with whatever life throws your way. In Easy Street Rebecca sings “I’ve been high, I’ve been low, there’s so much I don’t know.” Their lyrics are flawlessly relatable, and very fitting at a time like now.
Kicking off with their single and title track She’s a Self Made Man, the album starts off with a bang. The songs are bold and confident and laced with a classic rock sound. Their tracks Every Bird That Flies and vocal-focused Ex-Con incorporate a jazzy blues vibe to their album, showcasing even more of their quirky talent.
Venturing out with the family, the sisters collaborated with Tyler Bryant, of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown on rocky track Back Down South. The Americana track perfectly complements both the artists’ talent and gives the album even more texture and variety than it had already achieved.
If you like Hozier, Vance Joy and Mumford and Sons, this female counterpart is for you. Their smooth harmonies paired with their effortlessly cool sound creates a remarkably exciting album that is perfect for lifting the gloomy conditions of the world right now.
Self Made Man is out now, via Tricki-Woo Records