The Toronto singer-songwriter Levi Randall, better known as VACAY, is back with his latest EP, Howlin’ Wind. Earlier in the year, we were treated to the charming, but depressing, single, “Shoes”, and now he is back with 5 additional songs including a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”. The acoustic folk singer is making waves in his native Toronto area with his latest single and title track, “Howlin’ Wind”, which is a heartbreaking song dealing with phobias that prevent people from living to their full potential.
In his own words, ““Howlin’ Wind” is metaphoric for the fears and anxieties that hinder someone from fully enjoying their life. My hope is that this song will give the listener a sense of peace. A comfort in knowing they are not alone.” Not only is the cut peaceful and serene, that theme is constant throughout the 6-song EP.
VACAY has this ability to rock gently with tender melodies and hushed, emotive vocals that are so calming. And his cover of “Human Nature” is a uniquely tender, down-tempo rendition but as an nod to The King of Pop, VACAY‘s voice is tinged with a slight quiver heard throughout the original version. It is probably one of the best covers of this iconic song.
The entirety of Howlin’ Wind is a gentle folk ride that is relaxed and can be a summer day’s soundtrack. So grab an ice cold beer or iced tea and sit out on the porch to enjoy the sun and this EP. It will surely be a peaceful day.
You can pick up the Howlin’ Wind EP by VACAY today, May 26, 2017, on iTunes. So while you wait for the album to download, check out his latest single, “Moving Day”, on the YouTube link below. Enjoy!
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