The Horse’s Ha : Waterdrawn


I never, ever use the word dainty, but it comes to mind every time I spin The Horse’s Ha’s new album, Waterdrawn.

It isn’t so much the sound of the word, but its meaning. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition is “marked by delicate or diminutive beauty, form, or grace.” And this just about says it all.  James Elkington’s rich baritone and Janet Bean’s concise country-ish lilt fit hand-in-glove on the album’s succinct, stripped down tracks. His easy folk guitar is modest-yet-supple, and her approach complements with delicate phrasing, evident on the dreamy “Dying Tree.”

Waterdrawn is an irresistible songset that is as delicate as it is beautiful.

Waterdrawn is out now on Fluff and Gravy Records.