“Porch” opens up Long Beard‘s debut album Sleepwalker with a sigh and a strum of loose, jangling chords. It floats along effortlessly while also bearing more substance than its cloudy form would suggest. Leslie Bear sings about time, age, and the ache of unrequited love. A familiar subject to be sure, but in Bear’s hands the sting only lasts as long as it takes for the words to be whispered from her lips. From there the track’s beauty supplants the pain, leaving it the only thing you’ll recall long after the song’s runtime has concluded.
Sleepwalker is out on October 23rd via Team Love Records.