10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Departures finds the Newfoundland trio The Once continuing to refine their luminous three-part harmonies in acoustic folk/pop settings. The vocal blend that Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale, and Phil Churchill achieve is so captivating that it’s easy to overlook their collective strengths as songwriters. Tunes like “The Town Where You Lived,” “We Are All Running,” and “All the Hours” combine polished, wistful melodies with lyrics that veer toward the sentimental without turning saccharine. A galloping cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” complements the originals. Well-tailored string and brass touches add welcome colors to the tracks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Departures finds the Newfoundland trio The Once continuing to refine their luminous three-part harmonies in acoustic folk/pop settings. The vocal blend that Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale, and Phil Churchill achieve is so captivating that it’s easy to overlook their collective strengths as songwriters. Tunes like “The Town Where You Lived,” “We Are All Running,” and “All the Hours” combine polished, wistful melodies with lyrics that veer toward the sentimental without turning saccharine. A galloping cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” complements the originals. Well-tailored string and brass touches add welcome colors to the tracks.

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