The Tale Of Lovers' Lane - Told In Sepia Tone
Sunset is approaching on a crisp Autumn day. Your environment is coloured in sepia tone, and dead leaves crunch beneath your feet as you tiptoe through the meadows.
You watch your love interest peering out a foggy landscape at the edge of a cliff. Their back is facing you, and you stumble with your words as you think of the right thing to say.
Some may call this being "close to the edge," which British alternative rock/folk project Tumbler used to aptly title their new full-length release, "Come to the Edge".
Featuring father and son team Harry and Richard Grace on vocals and guitar, as well as Dave Needham on guitar, keyboards and backing vocals, this album conjures the tale of Lover's Lane through vivid acoustics, songwriting and sound. This style of music should be heard on top 40 radio stations for conventional audiences.
The definite standout of "Come of the Edge" is "Falling," the third track.
It's not so much that you're falling in love; you're falling emotionally and spiritually, where your happiness is concerned. The acoustics kick into high gear with a lively, heartfelt theme. It's crafted in a way so that it's still enjoyable to the listener.
"Winter Cold Heart" analyzes the true feelings of the singer's love interest. Although he romanticizes their relationship, he sees things for what they truly are: no matter that, this person doesn't return the love he has for them. A beautiful harmony and melody are present throughout the song.
To conclude the album, "Freedom The Cry" is a battle between the singer's realization and his wishful thinking. Being in love isn't a prominent theme in the song, which is heard in the angrier-sounding songwriting.
“Come to the Edge” paints a picture capturing the timeliness of the season.