WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE ‘LIFE’S CAVING IN’ BY HUW AND THE GREATER GOOD
A joyful number with a lot of grit, Huw and the Greater Good‘s new number is a hit. They rip open unhealed wounds and focus on the negative effects of mental health in “Life’s Caving In”. There are impressive harmonies, Americana guitars, and eerie harmonies. What’s not to like?
I feel in places, the song tries to be multiple genres at once to impress even further. It works. It’s impressive how they blend Indie with Americana and even Rock elements, too.
The track takes us right back to the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tensions are high. We all know how hard it was to work through it, but it wasn’t the only pandemic that was going on. Mental health cases were at their peak in years. People were struggling all across the globe. This song encapsulates that perfectly.
The song is all about dynamics. It takes you to the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows. One word highlights the concept perfectly, and that’s insecure. It paints the scene of slowly deteriorating and finding it hard to let go with great ease.
Everyone can relate to it, even if they don’t want to all not. We’ve all hit low times and we’ve all found ourselves finding it hard at some stage. This really hits the nail on the head with how tough things were for all of us three years ago, but we got through. Together.
Musically, It’s like Cage the Elephant had a pint with Arcade Fire in a Manchester pub – and I love that.