Not Dead Yet
Feb 23, 2021
Why do we like this?
Elvis at the Outer Limits Club
Welcome to the Outer Limits of Lord Huron’s musical evolution, this turnaround from what I am used to hearing from Lord Huron had me feeling like a kid caught in 80’s country-rock nostalgia.
“Not Dead Yet” takes the ever-present acoustic folky guitar of Lord Huron and gives it a kick, an Elvis Presley kick, a kick from the thematically accurate grave. The song’s an easter egg montage of wailing country noises – from a layered collage of strumming and claps, a bass slamming with Texas road aesthetics, and a grunting, deeply-clenched, vocal performance from the lead singer.
This isn’t to state the whole song is a nostalgia trap. Something about this song is slightly off. It might be the Outer Limits inspired music video, the Blue Oyster-esque composition of the song in its totality, or just the natural feel of a song involving Lord Huron.
But like every good Outer Limits episode, this song keeps you on the edge of comfort and doesn’t let go until the credits.
Side note: this is my song of February, by a mile.
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