After 10-plus years recording as the Album Leaf, Jimmy LaValle is, if nothing else, consistent. There are a couple changes here though: A Chorus Of Storytellers is the first album LaValle’s recorded with a full band. And, according to Sub Pop, this is the first time LaValle concentrated on mixing vocals first, which is why they’re more promiment. I’m not sure you hear that on “There Is A Wind” — here the vocals are on equal ground with the song’s expansive, wistful instrumentation. The accompanying video has its own melancholy feel to it, despite the gorgeous, saturated colors and soft, lit-from-within glow of its subjects. The video was directed by Matthew Brown.
A Chorus Of Storytellers is out now via Sub Pop.