Langhorne Slim, in addition to having an incredible stage name, might've released his best album to date with Strawberry Mansion. Well respected in the underground folk scene (is that a thing?), his perfect twangy and raspy folk voice shines through in this album, released less than a month ago. The album is the first one that he has released in over 3 years and is packed tight with simple observations on the beauty of everyday life. It's relatable, cheery and packed with stringed instruments.
There are some darker undertones to Strawberry Mansion. Slim (don't worry, we asked him and we can call him that) had battled with anxiety and prescription drug abuse in 2018 and 2019 and hadn't written a song in over a year. Luckily he was able to work himself out of the rut and begin writing again for Strawberry Mansion. The album was recorded with Paul DeFigilia of the Avett Brothers.
Learn more about the story behind Strawberry Mansion in this article.
Release date: January 29th, 2021
Similar artist(s): Avett Brothers, Caamp
Top tracks: Alright to Hide, Panic Attack, No Right Way