The Happening (Fallen Tree Records)
Remaining quirky and somewhat indefinable, Logan & Nathan return on their second full-length record with Edmonton’s Fallen Tree Records. The intimate and laid back feeling of the album wraps you up like a cozy blanket, while the lyrics pose some serious questions along the way.
Logan Thackray’s dreamy vocals draw us into a world slightly off-kilter but an “intentional look at the present” that is a timely commentary on relationships, politics, climate, and Indigenous rights. This is most obvious in their collaboration with Rex Smallboy of the Neyaskweyahk (Ermineskin) Cree Nation, who co-wrote and raps on Where Do We Go—a song that grew from the couple’s time in Northern Quebec, in Eeyou Ischtee, as they were working with youth in the region for the non-profit organization Youth Fusion.
Nathan Turner’s production keeps the album cohesive and nicely fleshes out the record. Another solid outing that is thoroughly enjoyable to groove along with.