Junip :: "Walking Lightly"
An arrangement delicate and rich enough to put Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir on notice, Jose Gonzalez returns as Junip with latest single, "Walking Lightly." Both expansive and discrete in the same moments - no one does big and little as well as Gonzo - "Walking Lightly" is a hushed acoustic progression festooned with little percussive pick ups and, eventually, enough layers to bury the listener in a wall of careful sound. It could be the repeated title lyric, a manta with gathering insistence, but the urgency builds very near to irony. We aren't treading carefully at all; we might even be marching just a little.