Title - 'The Rabbit & The Rope'
Artist - Owen-Glass
For those not in the know, creative indie folk-rock duo Owen-Glass (singer-songwriter Kelly Wayne Conley and guitarist Cole Humphrey) have just released their incredible debut album The Rope & The Rabbit.
A collection several years in the making, The Rope & The Rabbit makes an impactful statement about who we are as individuals living in a larger society; challenging us to look inside ourselves and think about how we are connected to the world around us.
1. 'Rabbit Hole'
2. 'Here It Comes'
3. 'Devil Don't Mind'
4. 'General Butler'
5. 'Leave It Alone'
6. 'Hammer and Sickle'
8. 'Paper Chains'
9. 'Solomon Pt. 1'
10. 'This Room'
11. 'The Rope'
The duo from the Piney Woods of East Texas open their album with the dulcet tunesmith 'Rabbit Hole' and back that up seamlessly with the upbeat 'Here It Comes' and the laid back hipsway of 'Devil Don't Mind.'
The gentle reggae bounce of 'General Butler' is a right royal gem here and that's followed by the early '90s indie guitar vibe of 'Leave It Alone' with the quite brilliantly sweet and free flowing 'Hammer and Sickle' one of the stand out cuts. The sterner paced 'Saint' is up next before we get yet another musical gem in the form of the structured slap guitar of 'Paper Chains.'
The album (which was produced and engineered by David Beck, mixed by Beck, Conley and James Campbell at Cibolo Studios in San Antonio, TX, and mastered by Evan Bradford - The Avett Brothers, Dierks Bentley, Dawes - of Mixtown USA in Los Angeles, CA) then rounds out with the countrified storytelling found within 'Solomon Pt. 1,' the mid tempo ballad 'This Room,' and then the lay-in-a-meadow, sun shining, eyes closed sweeping melodies of 'The Rope' bring the show to a close.
“It’s really a chronicle of that ‘coming of age’ period where you call everything into question, expose yourself to new ideas, and really expend a lot of intellectual energy finding out who you are, what you believe, and what your purpose in life must be,” Conley reveals.
"I fell down quite the rabbit hole—intensely studying philosophy, religion, economics—you-name-it—and wrote several of these tunes along the way. When you really tune in to the lyrics, you notice pretty quickly that there’s more going on than some heavy breakup. There’s a soul being exposed and vulnerable.”
Of working with Conley, Bradford says: “I truly enjoyed working on his music and am honored to have been a part of this album."
"I personally find it difficult to box music into really specific genres, but I also feel that the best songs and albums don’t necessarily fit into a nice little box, and this definitely falls into that category for me."
"There is clearly a theme and concept that threads the whole album together, and I love how it speaks to me.”
The Rope & The Rabbit announces the arrival of an unshakable duo onto the indie scene through the bold drive of rock, the organic glory of Americana, and the powerful charge of gospel.
Stream or download the album now on digital music platforms.
'Here It Comes' - Official Video
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