Desire to make a stone dance
How to Dance consists of a set of 10 songs beautifully crafted in such a way that it can pass for a mix genre bag of country, folk and soft rock. The lyrics are largely centered around issues of faith and the trio claims that it is dedicated to people who suffered from the oppression or discrimination, the loners, the misfits, the outcasts and the misunderstood.
The paces of all the songs are quite similar and they have the same type of hook lines. The opening track “Calvader” is one of the best tracks, with a backing of country style mild distortion guitar playing. The second track “Precita” has a call and response type of songwriting in the middle but with the same voice repeating, just in multiple layers. “Baby Blue” is another strong track and qualifies for the driving playlist. It also has a decent music video portraying various people stuck in their not so interesting lives. “Chiron” has a repeating organ line doubled with guitars but fails to deliver anything different from the rest of the songs. “How to Dance” asks questions to the lover about how he likes to dance and what he likes to hear. The song faintly resembles a ballad from the 90s.
Mount Moriah is a trio consisting of Heather McEntire featured on lead vocals, Jenks Miller on lead guitar and Cassey Toll on the bass and keyboard. However in this album, it seems like the focus has been given mostly to McEntire’s vocals and the excellent songwriting. The lyrics are quite simple yet has a profound impact on the listener.