Lake Forest is the solo project of Canadian singer-songwriter Will Whitwham (The Wilderness of Manitoba). Although less immediately vulnerable and raw, Silver Skies is a winter album that sounds like Canada’s answer to Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago. From the beginning, it is obvious that Whitwham is a sensitive musical craftsman. The simplicity and purity of his approach is well balanced with a keen sense of space, and his overdubbed vocals are used to great effect. As a result Silver Skies bears comfort instead of unearthing angst.