Craig Finn - Faith In The Future
Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn is back with another solo album to follow-up his 2012 effort 'Clear Heart Full Eyes'. Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cozy, rustic confines of Woodstock's The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realize what will be a defining moment in his career. At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, 'Faith In The Future' is Finn's most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives. Much of the material on 'Faith In The Future' was written after the passing of Finn's mother, and while none of the songs directly address that loss, the themes of perseverance and finding redemption can be found throughout the album.