Lord Huron | Mine Forever Review
By Griff Stevens
Coming from the music proving grounds of Los Angeles, California, is a band called Lord Huron. Lord Huron is Ben Schneider – guitar, vocals, harmonica; Mark Barry – drums, percussion, vocals; Miguel Briseño – bass, keys, percussion, theremin; and Tom Renaud – guitar, vocals. The indie-folk band first made a name for themselves with their debut album Lonesome Dreams, followed by Strange Tales. The latter spawned the triple-platinum single “The Night We Met.” In 2018, Lord Huron released their third album, Vide Noir, which earned widespread critical acclaim with their first Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 2. With extensive touring that includes headline shows at Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, and the Ryman Auditorium, as well as prime slots at festivals ranging from Coachella to Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo, Lord Huron is gaining fans at record numbers. The band is announcing their fourth full-length album, Long Lost, releasing May 21st via Whispering Pines Studios Inc./Republic Records, and are now releasing their second single from the project called “Mine Forever.”
“Mine Forever” has a distinct Country-Western overtone, and the lyrics have a strong sense of place that draws you into the resonate story. The arrangement has a flair for details with moments that will reward a deep listening ear. The chorus still has a strong pop punchline that matches the Western color. A catchy melody that is sung with emotion and control is the heart of this song.
“Mine Forever” is a new sound for Lord Huron, as well as being one of the highlights in their catalog so far, showing how their music is evolving while still maintaining vital songwriting techniques. Pre-order HERE to get Long Lost now for its May 21st release date; you will not be disappointed.