Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun
The Wooden Sky; Wooden Sky

Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun

Disc review

Had I based my review of Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun, the third LP from Toronto countrified indie-folk troupe The Wooden Sky, on the first three tracks, it would have been a four-or-more-star affair. Child of the Valley is superb, showcasing Gavin Gardener’s voice, which has bloomed into a deliciously country-soaked croon. Then Angelina‘s closing-time southern groove keeps the momentum going, followed by a drenching of strings in Dancing at My Window. But though The Wooden Sky’s subsequent tracks are all as immaculately crafted as the aforementioned songs, their slow-moving aesthetics and homogeneity bestow a grating one-note quality on the rest of the album. Still, Your Fight Will Not Be Long, with its heartbreaking tale of loss – "every man must build a life and someday watch it leave" – will leave you shaken up.

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