Well I'm not used to Bob Harvey looking sad/pensive - but we all have our moments! A lovely song from Auckland-based alt-folk indie outfit Great North, driven by Hayden and Rachel Donnell (husband and wife). Hayden has cited Bruce Springsteen as an inspiration to his writing. Some may recoil at referencing an artist that is sometimes perceived to be bombastic and stadium-driven, but "The Boss" has written some beautiful music in his time. I can feel the influence here, and it is a positive one. Great North have released three albums now - "Soldiers" in 2009, the critically well-received "Newfoundland" in 2010, and the latest, "Halves", released in May 2012, from which this song is sourced. I like it. Get yourself a dose of poignant Americana at the link below. The "Lead Me To The Light" single is available free!
Great North - Lead Me To The Light