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Mahoney Harris - Single Review: I Don't Have To Move From Here

10 Jul 2023 // A review by Danica Bryant

Mahoney Harris' beautiful new folk number I Don't Have To Move From Here is an airy, light track celebrating the worth of knowing your boundaries and personal needs. Working alongside producer Wayne Bell and masterer Oliver Harmer, the Waiheke-based artist has crafted a beautiful follow-up to her previous series of singles.

The song is lyrically simplistic, revolving primarily around the leisurely looping melody of the title line. Harris' honeyed vocals add depth to the delivery. But it's the rich instrumentals that build the emotion considerably. Soft backing harmonies, gentle keys and a welcome brass solo section add dynamic layers that make the song feel utterly tranquil. The sound is layered, yet deceptively minimalistic, a cornerstone of the folk genre.

"I'm in my right mind, I've loosened my grip", Harris smiles, a testament to the power of letting go and allowing yourself comfort in knowing your limitations. It's soulful and expressive, yet never weighed down by the meaning, which in the hands of a less gentle songwriter, could have made the subject matter rather heavy. Instead, Harris' touch is light, sweet and full of just the right amount of feeling.

For fans of acts like Aldous Harding and Nadia Reid, Mahoney Harris will hit just the right spot. Find yourself a good quality set of headphones or speakers, and take it all in, knowing you too don't have to move from here when this stellar Kiwi song is playing.

 

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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