Murray’s Latest CD Offering
Hourglass is a collection of songs that address the shocking events of the recent past and the ongoing trajectory of a troubled world but also the sweetness of life itself. McLauchlan began with a deeply personal series of poems and then married them to rootsy guitar licks and riffs, to build one of his most political and personal albums. Soaring pedal steel, delicate piano melodies and deft guitar playing bring the lyrics to life, in a project that ultimately celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.
“The Juno Award winner’s 20th studio album is perhaps his finest. The album feels much like a simple request of what we need to do better as a society all set to swooning pedal steels and arpeggiated acoustic guitars.” Maverick magazine – U.K
“With its soothing melodies, gently burnished arrangements and gentle, assured vocals, the messaging is conveyed with the reflective wisdom of a respected elder, one who emphasizes a certain strength rather than scolding its subjects into submission.” American Songwriter Magazine — U.S.A.
“Murray McLauchlan, Hourglass – my favourite album of the year. Make sure you get a copy, it will do your soul good.” Cashbox Magazine—Canada