Three years of writing and re-writing, second guessing and consensus building pays off on Fleet Foxes' sophmore album and WTMD'S CD of the Week, Helplessness Blues .
A combination of importing the winning hymn-like harmonies from their first record and adding new sonic depth on the second, strikes a perfect fresh/familiar balance.
There's so much sincertiy and emotion on Helplessness Blues. On the title song, lead vocalist and lyricist Robin Pecknold movingly bids farewell to family, or maybe a girlfriend, while setting off on a quest to find himself and his place the world, "And I know you won't keep me on the shelf. I'll come back to you someday soon, myself."
Someday soon is now on WTMD. Listen all week and be the first to get to know this beautiful record, which doesn't offically drop till next week.