Hippy’s “Falling in Love with Being Alive” album review.
Glaswegian duo Hippy just released this brilliant new album, “Falling in Love with Being Alive.” Two extremely talented musicians, Paul Hipson and Hugh Frizell, bringing their own unique experiences, perspectives and heartfelt truths to twelve phenomenal songs.
All gorgeous clanging guitars, driving drums and brilliant vibrant vocals. These are anthemic songs, twisting and turning, making their point in echoing rock and shadowy arcing production. Nothing seems left to chance. No ‘rock’ left unturned.
Each song one more step on the journey through these two excellent songwriters’ lives. Full of regret, darkness, light and memories of lives deeply lived. This is moving stuff. Tales tilting at a past, drawn out of long, intense and polished arrangements. Purposeful, meaningful and heroic.
Hippy’s “Falling in Love with Being Alive” is epic poetry set to a rock rhythm and spiraling guitars. Laced with spoken word, clips of worlds from long ago making meaningful and touching tribute to these visceral and Homeric stories told in song.
The best songs touch you deeply. They tell your own story. They bring your heart out into the light. These songs are so good and so beautifully realised that they have that kind of impact.
Favorite song – “The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea,” but honestly it was really hard to pick just one. I love this album. Makes me feel seen somehow.
Stream Hippy’s “Falling in Love with Being Alive” on Spotify
Musicians/Instruments: Paul Hipson (singer) Hugh Frizell (guitars)
Producer: Gregor McPhie – HQ Glasgow