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Review: Lost and Profound, “Goodbye Mine”

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Review: Lost and Profound, “Goodbye Mine”

Goodbye Mine is the type of album that only gets better upon each listen, revealing its layered lyricism when you’re ready to face their truths.”

Artist: Lost and Profound

Album: Goodbye Mine

Genre: Pop / Rock

RIYL: The Carpenters, Aimee Mann, Hope Sandoval, Jonatha Brooke

Lost and Profound Goodbye Mine

Toronto’s Lost and Profound has made a habit of making melancholy sound sweet. Lead singer Lisa Boudreau and lyricist/guitarist/producer Terry Tompkins have come back together as a musical duo to create their new album, Goodbye Mine. The result of which is a shimmering and wistful brand of sadcore pop rock.

Boudreau and Tompkins have a long musical and collaborative history spanning multiple decades, yet still maintain their fresh perspective by exploring their interests both separately and together. It’s that continued inspiration that fuels Goodbye Mine, an album that’s both lyrically and sonically driven by a theme of loss, being lost and revealing revelation. Boudreau’s vocal talents, and specifically her ability to allow for space and intentional depth between the notes, is a great asset to setting the often mournful tone of the songs on this album.

There are definitely touches of Aimee Mann, Hope Sandoval and Karen Carpenter to be found in Boudrea’s vocals, which are smooth as silk throughout the record. Tompkins even gets in on lead vocals with “Jewel,” a surprisingly happy turn that turns some of the shadows into light. “Until It Broke” is a simple, effective song with legs, showing off lovely harmonies and a strong melody. “Iodine” is another strong tune, employing an edgier sound with backing gospel singers and an infusion of slide guitar. But it’s the pitch-perfect vocal performance on the title track that steals the show with a great hook and classic feel that proves simple remains effective when it comes to songwriting.

Despite the moody melancholia that remains a signature sound for Lost and Profound, Goodbye Mine retains a sort of hopeful dreamy quality that draws you in as a listener. Boudreau has perfected a pensive tone full of longing and warmth. It’s almost as if she’s breaking revelation to you gently, full of subtlety and subtext. Goodbye Mine is the type of album that only gets better upon each listen, revealing its layered lyricism when you’re ready to face their truths. A wonderful re-introduction to a musical couple that continues to reinvent itself.


Lost and Profound website: http://lostandprofound.ca/

 

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