The Folk’s single, “In Silence” from their debut album We All Say is a catchy combination of mellow indie rock with slightly angst-ridden lyrics you can’t help but get behind. It’s cathartic listening to this band.
The Alanis Morissette-esque vocals coming from Sara Bortolon-Vettor (guitar, lead vocals, synthesizer) on the track, with the crying guitar and hard bass line come together to form a comforting, familiar sound in the music.
Their music is new and alternative with a retro vibe. The five-piece collective out of Toronto, ON does a good job combining various elements of each of their musical background and inspirations.
“To stress each musical personality We All Say’s instrumentals were recorded live off the floor, with all five members in a room together, without the use of clicks,” wrote the band in an email to MonkeyBiz.ca
Choosing to record the album like that was the right choice. It lends the music a raw characteristic that’s refreshing to hear in the era of overproduced LPs.
The equality of musical voice heard through The Folk’s album is likely the result of the band members being actual real life BFF’s. Along with Sara BV, the members of the band, Emma Bortolon-Vettor (guitar, piano), Mark Ferrari (lead vocals, guitar, piano) Liam Magahay (bass) Patrick Rody (drums), live pretty tight-knit lives. Noted for being some of the most amicable bandmates, The Folk wrote to MonkeyBiz.ca:
“We are best friends, roommates and two of us are fraternal twins. People tend to notice – one consistent observation is how our friendships shine through our live performances.
See for yourself if the rumours are true and catch The Folk be at the Baltimore House in Hamilton on March 7th.