The Hunters Lullaby
In his first solo effort, Raine Maida, lead singer of Our Lady Peace, is anything but a rocker. A poet, a spoken word artist, an acoustic musician…maybe even an activist, all of these words now better describe the former rock star. But, the identity that The Hunters Lullaby most clearly reveals is that of songwriter.
Perhaps his lyrics were always this clever, except that the noise of a backing band didn’t allow them to reach through, but with the subtlety of Lullaby’s instruments, Maida makes it clear that he is a songwriter above all else.
Touching on subjects from religion to courage to global warming, on this album, Maida is in pursuit, as he says, of being a decent human being. Whether Lullaby took Maida any closer, only he knows, but it certainly provokes the listener to mull through some heavy thoughts and provides a touch of musical courage for the process.
Stand-out track: Sex Love and Honey
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