Out last week, Thin Lear’s new single, “Your Family,” explores the aftermath of losing a partner, the ensuing self-imposed exile, and the struggle to re-emerge whole again. Beginning with an earthy, but delicate, folk-rock arrangement, the track starts narrow, and gradually pans out to a widescreen, string-laden climax, recalling Laura Stevenson at her most angelic. A straight-from-the-heart vocal wrings the desperation from each note, until the song eventually alights on a mantra of self-forgiveness and peace.
Thin Lear is the project of Queens-based producer/writer Matt Longo, who embarks on an East Coast tour this summer, with stops in Philly, Burlington, the Catskills, and Boston, to name a few, with a homecoming show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Thin Lear’s debut full-length album, Wooden Cave, is due out in August.