It’s a rare combination to hear music that both hugs you and gives you something to think about. HIGHBOY combine comfort and thoughtfulness in a gentle, yet extremely powerful way on their debut album “Like the Day.”
HIGHBOY grew out of a 25-year personal and musical friendship between singer-songwriter Pernille Loumann and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Falk, who had previously been in different bands. They created a remarkable universe of sound and lyrics with their new project. In the opening track, “What Empires,” Pernille Loumann sings, “I’m not an archaeologist / I’m a poetic activist.” This line perfectly summarises “Like the Day”; the album deals with real-life issues with a poetic twist. This album’s strength is its lyrics. They blossom in every song, gently cuddled with music, leaving me wondering about the world and looking within myself, time after time. Whenever I listen to HIGHBOY’s music, I come to different conclusions. However, the sense of having a safe place to go when I’m feeling overwhelmed persists throughout this record.