Crow vs. Lion is the music/art project of Dan Gallagher from Bucks County, Pa. The Heart, The Time, The Pen is Crow vs Lion’s second full length album, and was written for Dan’s two sons, Danny & Dylan, who actually make appearances in the music.
Crow vs Lion’s music has evolved considerably since its debut album Rest Your Bones. One constant that remains is the songwriting ethos. In The Heart, The Time, The Pen the writing style is altered from song to song within each section (theme), but also each section’s overall aesthetic carries its own unique sonic ambience into a fluid juxtaposition. There is a cohesive element that binds this whole collection together, and these connections are embedded on several levels. Underlying themes in the songs explore thoughts and observations on nostalgia, family lineage, love, suffering, self discovery, acceptance, beauty, and awakenings. These linchpins delivered purposefully with a certain honesty and openness are often veiled with wordplay, clever phrasings and a consistent use of metaphor. Not necessarily being able to fit into any particular mold, Crow vs Lion’s songs feel more like a cauldron influenced by things lived through.
“Rest Your Bones is a masterful album packed with instrumental talent, songwriting prowess and the ability to mesmerize in a way not often found in folk music. Crow Vs Lion has created a true work of art.”
“The music/art project of Dan Gallagher from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, gathers like fallen leaves from a gentle breeze of a thousand evenings, turning and waiting fort that tumbling riot, en masse. ”