“Harpoon” sounds like music heard from far away while your ears and body are busy falling asleep in the tall summer grass. By that, I mean that it’s charming, reassuring, and finds new ways of utilizing some well-worn folk-rock tropes.
The highlight of the Rabbitts’ tune for me is the use of modern production techniques helping the acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, and busy mandolin lead lines to merge together rather seamlessly.
The unity of the shared lead vocals is also worth consideration. Both singers possess high, dramatic voices that produce tension throughout the song, and are rarely left to deliver notes outside of their higher ranges.
Overall, the result is a sweetly abstruse acoustic folk number that would sound delightful, accompanied by a tall glass of cold lemonade.