New Music: Heron – ‘Shores’

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New album You Are Here Now is out now.

Did you know that in Egypt the heron is honoured as the creator of light. A double-headed heron in Egypt is symbolic of prosperity. As a Chinese symbol, the heron represents strength, purity, patience and long life. In Africa, the heron was thought to communicate with the Gods. Most Native American tribes took note of the heron’s inquisitiveness, curiosity and determination. As such this set the heron as a symbol of wisdom in that this creature seemed to have good judgement skills.

This all makes sense in the context of PA Wilds-based instrumental rock group Heron. Their latest track ‘Shores’ possesses all these qualities. There’s a hopefulness to the track as it soars and swoops. A strength and patient purity in its slowly unfolding development and a definite curiosity in its experimentation. It is taken from their latest album, You Are Here Now, which you should check out because I told you so.

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