WHY? Is making their way back to the Queen City to play The Woodward Theater on Thursday, March 16th! WHY? Is releasing their sixth album, Moh Lhean on March 3rd via Joyful Noise.
While WHY? Fans will certainly encounter familiar sounds on Moh Lhean – Wolf’s sour-sweet croon, deadpan poet’s drawl, and ear for stunningly fluid arrangements with obsessive attention to detail – the album also reveals that a transformation has taken place. The singer’s self deprecating swagger and cynical squint has been replaced by a sense of peace in the unknowing. His wry smirk traded in for a holy shrug.
This cosmic sense of calm and acceptance woven throughout the album is due in part to Wolf’s circumstances during the writing process. He suffered a severe health scare far from home. Rather than let it drive him to depression, he gained a stronger connection to the living.
There is something about the album that is both ephemeral and distinctive. While the meaning of the words Moh Lhean remain a mystery, they most likely have something to do with letting go, rebirth, coming home to a familiar feeling, or venturing out to discover a new one.