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Mahoney Harris - Single Review: The Shifting of the Light

19 Nov 2020 // A review by Mike Alexander

There's an evocative image conjured up early on in The Shifting of the Light that beautifully illustrates the underlying theme of letting go.

In referring to "paradise ducks made for life returning to their bowers time after time" singer-songwriter Mahoney Harris might well be talking about 'soul-mates' or a similarly intimate relationship that felt as if it was meant to last but didn't.

And in that realisation, with all of its conflicting emotions, there's a fragility that gives way to insight - "make a sound and it reverberates, strike the ground and the earth will break, boat on the water leaves a wake".

The Shifting of The Light is subdued and airy, with some gorgeous harmonies and a lovely wistful piano motif but finds a graceful balance between sorrow and acceptance.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Mahoney Harris

Folk/Pop artist, Mahoney Harris writes intimate, wistful but hopeful tunes. Her voice has been described as 'honest, charming and beguiling'.

Mahoney began playing guitar in the summer of 1996 while enduring a hot NYC summer. As soon as she could master a few chords she began writing songs and playing out at local open mike evenings around the city.

In 2009, with the help of Tom Healy (Paquin, Hannah Curwood) Mahoney recorded her debut EP, But They Do, receiving warm praise from music media.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Mahoney Harris

Releases

We Didn't Feel Alone
Year: 2014
Type: Album
But They Do
Year: 2009
Type: EP

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