Adam Levy, best known for his starring role in the beloved Twin Cities band The Honeydogs released his first album of solo material, Naubinway last month. The album was released by Think Piece Publishing, which is more of a mental health awareness and advocacy company than a record label. It was an obvious partner for Levy as Naubinway chronicles the painful experience of losing his son Daniel to suicide in 2012. As suicide and mental health have taken a huge toll on the local music community this year, the music will certainly touch the minds and hearts of anyone affected by it. Levy’s lyrics speak plainly and directly regarding this grief and suffering. The raw bare bones-ness of the songs allows the full weight of the lyrics to come through.
Sarah Osterbauer is the SouthernMinn Scene music columnist. She’s a music critic and loves to meet the people who make the city’s heart beat (and sometimes break). Follow her on twitter @SarahOwrites.