If you’ve been in the scene for a while, In Her Own Words is a name you’re likely familiar with. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve been *somewhat impatiently* awaiting their next full length album. The wait between Steady Glow in 2019 and Distance Or Decay this Friday has been a long one, but let me be the first to tell you the wait has been SO worth it. I’ve listened to this album top to bottom probably a dozen times since I received it, and the best news? No. Skips.
It’s pretty rare for me to listen to an album over and over and not end up skipping at least one song, but IHOW came back with a vengeance. The vocals? The instrumentation? The lyrics? The whole package? Immaculate. They really proved why they belong in this scene and I am so glad to have more music to jam to on my roadtrips.
Now, we know they’ve released quite a few singles from this record: “Circles,” “Raining in
Toronto,” “Lights Out,” and “Leaving Forever” – I’m looking at you. Those songs are phenomenal and really show the range of the band. I’m at a point where picking a favorite song is actually impossible for this record, but I can think of a few *extra* standout tracks.
“One Thing You Should Know” has been stuck in my head since the first time I heard it. The lyrics hit on a different level for me and it’s one I know will be on my playlists until IHOW decides to bless us with another album. “Miracle” is for those of us (me) who enjoy the slower songs. Actual tears were shed over this song. Enough said.
One thing about me is pretty much any song with the word “Ghost” in it is essentially already one of my favorites. Can’t explain it, but “Ghost” is also a slower one and if you take the time to actually listen to every aspect of the track, I think you’ll agree it’s one of the most beautiful songs to come out in a while.
I could rave for hours about what I like about every song on this album, but I know we don’t have time for that, so I’ll leave you with this: Distance Or Decay is an album that I think we can all relate to. Whether you’re a diehard IHOW fan or they’re a band you haven’t given a chance yet, I think this record will resonate with you. Like I said, not a single song on this album gets skipped. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see these songs live.
Distance or Decay is out this Friday, May 27th via Thriller Records. Give it a listen. Promise your ears will thank you.