Ellipses of responsibilities in mind and of body. Bringing back the memories of what it was like and how we’d managed to forget what those memories were felt like.
‘What a Friend’ is of consequence, of longevity, of re-energizing your thoughts to bring yourself to get past the harshness of the past, and care once again.
The husband and wife team of Matt and Lauren Barus, tenderly forgive our intimacies and dark traces of frailties, we often stumble upon.
Matt says, “It’s about failing your friend when they need help,” but notes that, “with our music we always want to lean into something of hope.”
Working with Healey and bandmates Joe Barus (Matt’s brother) on bass and Joe McCullum on drums, the band’s honesty and descriptive slices in malaise and of triumphs, lay the carcass of mistakes and misguided pride of being such humans.
Decency is called and we should listen.
Look for their upoming EP, ‘Mass’ (February 2021).