Seattle’s Fences (otherwise known as Christopher Mansfield) delivers a cohesive set of sweetly depressing folk-pop anthems and whimsical musings on stellar sophomore LP Lesser Oceans. Spearheaded by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis collaboration “Arrows,” the concise 10-song set showcases a richer sound than the singer/songwriter’s debut.
That could have something to do with the involvement of producers Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon and newcomer James Bay). They foster Fences’ knack for crafting winning melodies on surprisingly upbeat — yet still sparse and authentically lo-fi — tracks like “The Lake,” “Sunburns” and “Lesser Oceans.” Stream the album in full below.
Fences’ Lesser Oceans:
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