TOTD: Her Harbour – “Chime and Knell”
Montreal-based artist Gabrielle Giguere has quite a charm — her poetic songwriting has a knack for capturing a certain spirit. Weathered for the worse, but also a promising truth — under the moniker of Her Harbour, Giguere’s sophomore LP, Go Gently Into the Night, will help listeners grow comfortable with the idea of their mortality. As the album was written during a time of distress, Giguere found solace and comfort in writing about a topic many artists rarely touch — death and acceptance.
Melancholic, somber, and piano driven are the factors that see Her Harbour usher in a sense of serenity with the juxtaposition of life and death in the springtime. Within “Chime and Knell,” listeners find Giguere’s confrontation with death coming headfirst. As spring is supposed to be that of life and fertility, the Canadian songstress found herself haunted by a ghost, by death. Even in the mindset, there seems to be a spark of interest, one of wondrous amazement. As the days pass, we never know if we’ll leave this world for another — and to be content with the idea of merely not existing can, at times, be overwhelming but somehow, Giguere has helped me accept my death that has yet to come.
Go Gently Into the Night is available to purchase on Bandcamp!