With the help of both hipster community and dream weavers, Devendra Banhart has been served up as a freak- folk messiah. His previous releases were modern artifacts of indie folk sheik – Opting for style over substance. (subjective indeed) From an outsider’s perspective – it was obvious this dude digs fame. HappyParts has been standing on the sideline , observing a fine career architect at work. So far, so good. His next release will be sure to capture a wider audience. It’s easy on the ears, gentle, and accessible. Holy Moly. You can hear the grin in his voice.
What Will We Be is out 10/27 on Warner Bros.