The new single by LittleFox, “Magpie Heart,” is a beautiful ode to love that showcases Alison Jenkins’ talent for crafting honest and heartfelt folk music. The song starts off with a gentle mandolin melody that sets the tone for the rest of the track. From there, Jenkins’ delicate vocals come in, delivering the first line of the chorus: “Let’s get lost, lost in the little things.”
The mix of the song is very indie, with a focus on acoustic instruments and minimal production. This suits the simplistic songwriting style perfectly, allowing the listener to really focus on the lyrics and the melody. The Banjo takes centre stage in the composition, weaving in and out of the vocals and providing a warm, earthy feel to the track.
Magpie Heart is a love song that is reminiscent of music that touches your soul. The singer-songwriter’s approach to songwriting is heartfelt and intimate with a touch of personality. The gorgeous vocal harmonies and lush instrumentation create a soundscape that transports the listener to a state of calmness and serenity. The song takes inspiration from a variety of folk artists and country music and this is evident in the narrative and artistic vision that LittleFox has created.
LittleFox pays an ode to the little things
One thing that stands out about “Magpie Heart” is its cinematic quality. The song would fit perfectly into a quirky movie like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” with its focus on the small moments that make up a relationship. It could also work well in a coming-of-age film like “Moonlight,” where the themes of love and self-discovery are front and centre.
Overall, LittleFox’s “Magpie Heart” is a gorgeous track that showcases Alison Jenkins’ talent for crafting intimate and honest folk music. The mandolin-driven melody and Jenkins’ delicate vocals create a sense of warmth and comfort that makes this song perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons or late-night drives. If “Magpie Heart” is any indication of what’s to expect from LittleFox’s upcoming works, then fans of indie folk music have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. This artist is definitely one to look out for in the Vancouver indie music scene.