As the Act comes to an end we’re met with a somber piano piece, and a hidden track at the end that’s not really even a track. The River North leaves us anticipating the future of Hunter and where his life will lead us, with subtle foreshadowing of what’s to come. In this entry I’m going to do my best to summarize the events of the album, as well as add in anything that wasn’t mentioned in an earlier post.
An emotional ballad riddled with hints of nostalgia, His Hands Matched His Tongue takes us back to Hunter’s story. We have a song that seems pretty straightforward, but looking closer at the material we have things get way more confusing. I don’t actually even know if I’m sure what’s going on here. Is this supernatural or not Casey? Stop confusing us. When we last left our hero, he was literally crying in a ditch after falling out of a tree. Isn’t childhood fun?
The Pimp And The Priest is a sinister anthem dedicated to our main antagonist. It paints an image of his reputation, while setting up a few themes that will be seen throughout the story. This song acts as a character introduction, removing us from Hunter's childhood story for a moment.