Here If You Listen
DC finds new friends. CLW&S may not have the cachet of the other acronym to which Crosby has lent his initial, but in Michael League, Michelle Willis and Becca Stevens – with whom he collaborated on 2016’s Lighthouse – he has found perfect foils.
The press release might claim it’s like CSNY-meets-Björk, but it really isn’t. It’s more CSNY given half a sex change and brought swaying gently into the 2010s. The close four-part vocal harmonies are stunning, the songwriting is strong and Crosby still gets in his political jabs here and there: ‘Two blind men/Fat fingers on the trigger/Rocket men and little hands’, anyone?
It’s a bit of a misnomer to call this a David Crosby album, as it’s clearly a collaborative effort. All four musicians have their moment in the sun to shine, while their closing take on Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock bring things full circle.