Ed Harcourt – Lustre


on July 02, 2010

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Ed Harcourt’s first studio release in four years is not a concept album, but the listener gets the sense that these songs were written by a man who has shifted gears and discovered a newfound sense of purpose in his life. On the album’s title track, he sings, “Lustre in the ruby red blood on my hands where you pulled out all the thorns.” You see, Harcourt’s tale is one of redemption: a “sad sack troubadour” saved by the power of love. This sunny new outlook, and one hundred eighty degree turnaround from his 2006 release, the brooding The Beautiful Lie is, no doubt, due to his subsequent marriage and birth of his daughter. — more

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