Single Review: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

By on Tuesday, 25th October 2011 at 11:00 am

Words by Ellie Molitor

After listening to First Aid Kit‘s ‘The Lion’s Roar’, one would expect the duo to be composed of middle aged sirens, echoing the troubles that come with the experience love and loss. This is not the case. The Swedish folk duo is comprised of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, who are only 21 and 18 respectively. Yet, ‘The Lion’s Roar’ details emotions that some adults don’t even understand, detailing failed love via nature’s metaphors.

This astounding maturity is further displayed in the duo’s musical style. Packed subtle harmonies, this track casts a poignant spell over the listener. Echoing instrumentation is punctuated by the steady pluck of an acoustic guitar, creating a etherial glow throughout the track.

Unfortunately, the full album does not come out until 2012. But for now, the layers in both lyricism and musicality displayed throughout “Lion’s Roar” will be enough to keep listeners interested.


‘The Lion’s Roar’, the new single from First Aid Kit, is scheduled to drop on 7″ and digital formats on the 5th of December on Wichita Recordings. Their upcoming second album of the same name will be released on 23 January 2012.

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