The Very Best – “Hear Me”
Darker and more serene than most of their previous work, which was joyous to an almost infinite level, “Hear Me” is the first taste listeners have gotten from the forthcoming third LP from The Very Best. Described by lead singer Esau Mwamwaya (one half of the group with producer Johan Hugo) as being about “the corruption, poverty and struggle of Malawi, and how frustrated he was about the fact that very little has changed since independence,” it is a song that wobbles forward, unsure if it is hopeful or resigned. While I hope they let the sun shine through at least a few times on this LP, as they do that sound and spirit so well, this song clearly shows the band is just as powerful when they look inward and towards more serious subject matter.
LP3 is due in the Spring of 2015.