Division Street

Album: Division Street (2013)

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  • Harper Simon's sophomore album, Division Street, features a sound that's much more driven by electric guitars than his alt country-flavoured self-titled debut set. "The mission was to make the kind of Rock 'n' Roll record I would want to listen to myself," he said. "Which sounds simple but is, in fact, incredibly difficult."
  • Regarding the title track, Simon said: "I see the character in the song 'Division Street' as being at a moment where life can go a couple different ways.
    "I think these songs tend to be like a snapshot of a character at a pivotal moment," he added in respect of the album. "They could go this way or that way on the metaphorical Division Street: up or down, negative or positive, to the light or to self-destruction. Or they're looking back at a moment they didn't recognize as pivotal. Because we rarely do."

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