From the recording The Happening
Underneath Vancouver-based freak-folk duo Logan and Nathan's laid-back vibe is an urgent call to action. With beguiling soul-infused grooves, they tackle relationships, consumerism, political apathy, the climate emergency, colonialism and indigenous rights on their breakthrough second album, The Happening.
"The Happening is an intentional look into the present," writes Logan and Nathan in the liner notes. "Inspired by the silence of cold, the loss and discovery of self, birds singing, endless space, by connection to earth and place; by a desire to see the world through different eyes." The duo spent a large portion of the last year in Eeyou Itschee in Northern Quebec where they taught youth in the Cree community through non-profit arts programs Youth Fusion and Mikw Chiyâm. Those experiences led to a rapid clarity of the message. It also introduced them to Rex Smallboy of the Neyaskweyahk (Ermineskin) Cree Nation who co-wrote and raps on the track, "Where Do We Go."
Building on the intimacy they shared on their debut Chasing Tales (And a Few Other Things) (FTRC1005, 2018), and the fans they have been collecting through appearances at Canmore Folk Festival, house concerts and traditional venues, The Happening affirms Logan and Nathan an essential must-see.