Ah, that’s neat – we’ve bookended the week with songs with the same title (go check Monday, ‘cos it’s true). Same title, but a very different sound – Slow Rosary have more of a modern folk touched rocking sound to them. Maybe just a hint of prime cut Bright Eyes. Maybe. Slow Rosary revolve around songwriter Rene Duplantier, who has filled out his solo performances with the help of producer Blake Robicheaux to make a fuller sound by bringing in many guest players – and that includes friends and family. The latest release is the album ‘Refinery‘, somewhat inspired by Duplantier’s days growing up in Louisiana, where glowing oil refineries dot the vanishing coastline.
Today’s song ‘Evangeline‘ contrasts the internal searching for a path through life “I prayed so hard, thought I heard your call” with the external search for direction, which stays elusive despite the constant movement implied by “I drove so far.” Despite the religious imagery in ‘Evangeline‘, Slow Rosary describe themselves as “surprisingly secular” – as concerned with environmental issues, the issues of the present reality, as they are with any spiritual quest.