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Listen: Barr Brothers - "Even The Darkness Has Arms" [UK Premiere]

25 June 2014, 14:00 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

​Canadian folk four-piece Barr Brothers unveil “Even The Darkness Has Arms” ahead of their new album, Sleeping Operator. We have the UK premiere today on Best Fit.

Poised as the first single on their follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut, ​“Even The Darkness Has Arms” is a warm, lulling piece of roots music that begs to be swilled with that last firey drop of the strong stuff.

Guitar/vocalist Brad Bar said: “‘Even the Darkness Has Arms’ takes its cues from the old ‘talking’ blues’ style of songwriting, but with a more personal subject. The lyrics are fast, the tempo is brisk, it stays light on its feet. If you ever woke up in a bed without somebody, and you didn’t know the bed or the room or the city, this song might be for you”.

Sleeping Operator is released on 6 October via Secret City Recordings.

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