The Healing – “Childhood Home”


Rootsy London-based quartet The Healing show off their comforting sound on “Childhood Home”, a track that places gentle emphasis on clinging onto nostalgia, particularly with the trickling duet-styled chorus: “But there’s nothing left left of my childhood home. No there’s nothing left of my childhood home. Nobody there in my childhood home.” The verses play like fond memories flashing before the listeners’ eyes, from the first time smoking a cigarette to the death of a parent. It’s all book-ended by a powerful statement that captures the trials and tribulations of growing up: “I’m still searching for home, like the smoke in the breeze, like the blackest leaf on the family tree. And when I leave this world, oh God wont you take me back to my childhood home.”

The stellar track is delivered by four musicians who touch everywhere from Wilco’s alt-rock retrospection to the folky innovation of Kurt Vile. Comprised of Jim Moreton (vocals, guitar), Nicolas Py (drums), Sam Thiery (bass), and Ariel Moreton (harmony vocals), The Healing are a very pleasant-sounding group that look to have a bright future. Check out the video for “Childhood Home” below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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