Best known for supplying the fiercely soulful vocals for Mount Moriah, H.C. McEntire uses her propensity for genuine songwriting glowing with sylvan flair on her first solo record, LIONHEART out now on Merge Records. The record's inherent familial foundation is recognized not only by the long list of collaborative credits (Angel Olsen, William Tyler, Phil Cook, Ryan Gustafson, Scott Hirsch, Mary Lattimore, etc.) but felt within on tracks like "Wild Dogs" and "A Lamb, A Dove," pensive hymns of faith, partnership, and credence. Recorded mostly in Durham, NC, there's an unmistakable contiguity with North Carolina graces; tobacco-smoked small towns, gemstone-rich terrain, and the comforting, earthly embrace of the Green River Gorge. However, LIONHEART's tenderness, conviction, and harmony are arresting whether you're from the Land of the Pines or not.