The new album by Sing Leaf was written in creator David Como’s home at the quiet of day maybe when the birds are singing aloft on an autumn branch, when the sun is just peaking over the brow of a hill or even at the crack of dawn when strange and make believe dreams are still in the mind. This new album, Not Earth released via Tin Angel Records, has the sort of appeal that brought out The Beatles Yellow Submarine and Urban Spaceman by the Bonzo Doo Dah Dog Band and whilst these songs are firmly from a bygone era, this album is definitely in the here and now.
Easy On You could well be Donavan’s dreamy acoustic appeal with The Mama and Papas on gentle harmonies, smooth rich gliding sounds of a life away from the world we live in, this is the sort of stuff you’d expect to hear on a deserted island. More slight nudges towards Donovan can be heard on Little Magic with a similar chord structure to Sunshine Superman which gives way to some bubbly reverb electric guitar. Have you experienced one of those music compilations that you listen to, to get relax with a weird vocal telling you to relax your mind and soul, no me neither, but Honey Eater sound like a classier version of this type of music, the real deal to help your mind drift include new realms of musical heaven.
Forever Green is the stand out track on the album, a gorgeous piece of acoustic pop, with some sweet delicate vocals from Como mixed with fresh harmonic ba ba’s, straight out of the Beach Boys top draw. Out Of The Dream closes the album with what sounds like under water vocals or even the unique skill of singing into an empty bottle, there are some similarities to Empire Of The Sun with some strangely quirky voodoo sounds plus a vocal that sounds like one of Jonathan Donahue’s best vocal efforts. Overall the album is something that is very much needed right now, a peaceful and angelic album, something that is welcome in this often mad and chaotic world we currently live in.
Not Earth can be purchased via the following link