Welcome to our “Jam of the Week” – a place to discover new music that you can incorporate into your practice, or just rock out with anytime of the day…
This weeks jam brought to you by Fleet Foxes, a beautiful song off their new album Helplessness Blues. “Grown Ocean” is a tune that evokes a 1960’s folk-rock feeling with a slight psychedelic pop vibe and an emphasis on group vocals. In the band’s much anticipated new album, they used a number of new instruments including the 12-string guitar, the hammered dulcimer, zither, upright bass, wood flute, tympani, Moog synthesizer, the tamboura, the fiddle, the marxophone, clarinet, the music box, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, Tibetan singing bowls, and vibraphone.
The result… a rousing combination of instruments, harmony and lyrical genius.
In an interview, frontman Robin Pecknold commented, “Astral Weeks was a big inspiration on this album, if not always in sound then in approach. The raw emotion in Van Morrison’s vocals and the trance-like nature of the arrangements were very inspiring for this album.”
From their Van Morrison- inspired tunes to their self-made video and incredible album cover, Fleet Foxes can do no wrong in my eyes… Enjoy!