Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets and players. Over the course of the last decade The Once have writ and knit themselves into that story. They are at The Mack on November 27 at 7:30 PM.
Opening Act – Megan Bonnell
Within the nine songs on their new album Time Enough, The Once offer some of the most vulnerable and honest material of their career. The up-tempo album opener, “I Can’t Live without You,” reflects on women battling with self-image issues and offers wise words to be the positive change in their own lives. The gritty guitar-driven “Before the Fall” succumbs to the notion that we must accept our past and use those memories to grow. Riff rocker “Any Other Way” reflects the fact that true love accepts us at our worst but insists we do the work to be our best selves to keep it together.
On this, their fourth studio album, the band stays true to the root strength of their harmony-driven sound, while extending the borders into fresh, yet familiar territory. They craft a sonically understated, but emotionally fulsome sound that accomplishes what they’ve always done so well: stun listeners with what Amelia Curran calls “perfect vocal harmonies, thick enough to stand on.”
“…nine pristinely cut tracks that represent the very best of three amazingly talented artists.” – The Newfoundland Herald
“The arrangements are wonderful. Hollett’s vocals are hauntingly beautiful and the three-part harmonies she, Churchill and Dale create are nearly perfect, bordering on the angelic.”– The Guardian