I’m happy to start the new year with a review of an upcoming single by Feralman. Feralman is a cinematic indie-folk artist that I had the pleasure of discovering last year and I have become fond of his music, ever since. Regular readers will know that I have reviewed his previous singles which will appear on his album titled Allegories. You can also Get to Know him here. I also highly recommend listening to Feralman’s previous releases to which include Believe and Golden Canary.
His upcoming release titled The Mouse and The Lion, touches upon the themes of friendship and loneliness – the main hook in the song being the lyrics “sometimes we all need a friend to lean on…” The song opens with a delightful guitar interlude that blends into flutes. Feralman’s relaxed, melodic vocals carry the song perfectly as they begin to explain the story of an unlikely friendship between a mouse and lion, and it is the lion who is struggling in this case. The song is a decent length at 4.14 mins, and with its dreamy arrangement, captivates you throughout. As we all continue to keep the conversation going about prioritising our Mental Health, I find it comforting to have songs like these to listen to.
There aren’t enough songs about friendship these days, and I think it is a lovely way to start the new year with such a sensitive release.