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Riff: The Joy Formidable – “Forest Serenade”

Jan 22, 2013

There may be other chances/But I know darker thoughts seep in and overtake

from Forest Serenade lyrics by The Joy Formidable

Once again lulling listeners into a false sense of security with a brief flourish of widescreen post-rock, “Forest Serenade” then contradicts its title as Bryan’s femme fatale plays a series of increasingly sinister mind games before a typically towering production adds to the macabre atmosphere.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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