If you’re looking for one word to sum up the music of Ordinary Elephant, the title of their new album will do you. Honest. Honest in its tradition, honest in its sentiment, honest in its sound. ‘Jenny & James’ fits right in as it pays tribute to an interracial couple who fought back against hatred and discrimination to stay true to their feelings for one another. “They loved liked porcelain/It was a work of art/That got stronger under fire” Crystal and Pete Damore sing. This is a song about love, sung with love. “Love can enable people to overcome boundaries arbitrarily set by others,” they tell us. “We can learn from their strength.” Amen to that.
Honest is released on May 3 via Berkalin Records.