I’ve written about Charlie Law on 50thirdand3rd before, but I felt the need to once again share with you all his latest developments in the music world. This time I’m reviewing his first single with The Cabineers – ‘Take Me Home’, which was released on 20th June 2014. With a nod to bands such as Fleet Foxes and Mumford and Sons, ‘Take Me Home’ leaves you with a feeling of wanting to escape when you can’t quite measure up to the world around you. Sometimes the safest, happiest place is what we’ve always known, something that will never change, our home. Of course the idea of ‘home’ is different for everyone, but what connects us all when we say that word, is knowing that place is ours and it makes up the person we are. When we go home, we reconnect and rediscover where we’re from and what we want. Sometimes all we need is a little perspective to keep going. We’re all flawed but we keep trying to be the best we can be.
I love the imagery in the song, the idea of being on the open road, those long stretches kissed by sunset, alone with your thoughts. The melody is beautiful and haunting all at once. The horse-ride rhythm of guitar and drums echoes the sound of car wheels spinning on the motorway. Charlie & The Cabineers have a created a festival-worthy serenade, I definitely believe they are ‘more’ than most of you will find this summer.
‘Take Me Home’ was recorded in the log cabin where Charlie lives. Charlie wrote the song before bringing it to the band where they arranged it together. Then, they collectively recorded, mixed and mastered it.
Charlie & The Cabineers EP (also called ‘Take Me Home’) will be released on August 1st 2014.
Watch the music video