If Words Were Flowers is Harding’s first new music since 2018, a follow up to his critically acclaimed Face Your Fears album. It features songs like Hopeful , where Harding croons with devotion over a classic soul groove, textured with infectious horn playing, background singers and modern psychedelic flourishes. Harding fuels his psychedelic sound with the essence of Soul but isn’t bound by it. Instead, his songs convey an eclectic blend of genres leaping from the many musical lives he has lived from following his evangelical Gospel-singing mother on tour around the country as a child to rapping in Atlanta […].
Designed by Chicago based Alex Coven (with paintings from artist John Zabawa), the record cover is set with a mix of Roman and Italic styles of Suisse Works. The tracking has been adjusted to tighten letters. Inner notes within the gatefold and back cover credits are set in the monospace Pitch. Bajka is used for the record label logotype on the front cover.