Posted February 2, 2017 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Thorin Loeks – “Thirsty Hearts”

Thorin Loeks delivers a gentle vein of folk that embraces the Whitehorse, Yukon native’s penchant for exploration. His new release Thirsty Hearts was inspired by “years of traveling, trials, and tribulations, friendships, struggles, growing pains, stories, and insights.” Thorin spent time in the past with many outdoor-related jobs and pursuits, ranging from gold prospecting in northern Yukon to backpacking for five months in South America. His new album poignantly begins with the line “how far to reach for our dreams”, speaking to the hunger in everyone’s heart to truly understand the human experience.┬áThe opening, self-titled track represents this well, and showcases Thorin’s sound and approach accurately, being a mid-tempo and lyrically invigorated presentation with enough vocal variation and melodic appeal to keep things consuming. The harmonica at the end alongside the claps provide ample conclusive energy, as well. Stream the release in full below:

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