words: Michael Brooks
Mr. Husband, fronted by Yellow K Records' Kenny Tompkins, make dewy-eyed indie rock that’s understatedly elegant. “DREAMDRIVER”, the lead single off their forthcoming LP SILVERTONE, is a blithe and pensive earworm doused in astral textures. The entirety of their new album was recorded during a 5-hour session on the day that Tom Petty passed away. In the spirit of true musicianship, the band opted to use only unedited first takes, providing the music with an organic feel to it that’s stimulating. “Are you who you say you are?” sings Tompkins, his vocals teeming with an otherworldly beauty to them. Adorned with jangly guitar lines that ooze right through the mix, the track gradually burrows itself into the innermost parts of your mind--the melodies sticking around long after the song ends, producing a sense of déjà vu in the process. “DREAMDRIVER” is ephemeral and breezy, an anthem for those of us who aren’t afraid to get lost and swept away in our own daydreams.