Montreal trio Plants and Animals took some time away from music after releasing The End of That in 2012 to slow down, start families, and reconnect with the self-directed spirit that led them to make music together before the pressures of the industry came into play. When they reconvened to start work on their fourth long player, Waltzed in from the Rumbling (April 29 on Secret City Records), vocalist Warren Spicer says the band had, “…this big canvas and were constantly filling in corners here, erasing there, repainting that part, standing back and looking at the whole picture to see what we had.”
That big picture mentality informed each of the new record’s 11 songs, each described as encompassing its own vision, like a mini symphony. “Stay” takes many turns along its narrative journey, speeding up the tempo for a spell, wandering through orchestral sound fields, all the while asking you to “look inside your heart”.
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