Chris Gostling & The Tempo’s new record Breath, Blood & Tempo, by their own description, is a collection of “songs about loss, and love and finding yourself.” And at its core, that is what the album is about – the intersection of emotions that come when you look inwards.
But it’s also a dusty mix of alt-country, folk, and rock that ranges from Saturday night porch sitting music to getting rowdy in a country bar music. The sweet swaying of “Say Goodnight” and the hopeful lyrics of the title track put them in the former category while the determined “Slow Divide” and the western showdown vibe of closer “Six Feet in a Hole” let them fall into the latter. Whether you’re staying in or going out, there are some sweet sounds on this one.
Breath, Blood & Tempo comes out January 27th but you can stream the whole thing below: