The powerful and emotional debut release, The Water’s Edge, by Seattle based duo March to May is an album that will resonate across a broad audience. Infusing the folk & singer-songwriter tradition with more traditional and classical elements, Darren Guyaz (guitar, vocals, keyboard) and Beth Wesche (Celtic harp, vocals) have created a musical chemistry that is undeniable!
I think there’s a certain sadness and sense of loneliness that’s invoked with the phrase “the water’s edge”, but it’s a lonely place no more. Together, Guyaz and Wesche have created an album where each song flows freely and wonderfully into the next. There is a strong sense of continuity, fluidity, and partnership through this album which makes it all fit together beautifully and showcases multiple facets that “The Water’s Edge” might represent. Even with its laid-back, smooth tempos and delicate melodies and harmonies, the emotion in every song is deep and creates tremendous dynamics between the pieces.
If the vocals of the intro track, “The Monk and the Lover,” don’t give you chills, the dark minors of the guitar and harp should create enough tension and release to convince you to keep listening! From the heavier, darker tones at the beginning of the album to the uplifting sounds of “Crazy Universe” to finish it out, The Water’s Edge is fantastic, and we can’t wait to hear more from March to May! In the meantime, check out the video below and grab your copy of this album today!
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