Song: Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
Artist: Wolf Parade
Album: Apologies to the Queen Mary
Last year, Wolf Parade released their second full-length album, At Mount Zoomer. Just like its predecessor, it was full of intensely emotional, haunting, indie rock gems. There were explosions of frantic energy and slow-burning laments. There was even notable musical growth in some new and interesting directions. It's all we could have asked for in a follow-up to one of the decades' most highly acclaimed releases, except for one thing. The album lacked a certain element of "classicality".
Almost every song on Apologies to the Queen Mary stands on its own two feet, along with working cohesively as a moving part of the bigger machine, and that is the secret to a great album that will stand the test of time. "Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts" is a bit of sleeper gem when compared to the undeniably epic "I'll Believe In Anything", but there are few things more beautiful musically on this record than the harmonies of the guitars and synths during this song's chorus break. It's one of those moments on an album that stops you dead in your tracks and has you putting the song on repeat until it gets old. The great thing about this one is, it never does. Check it out below.