It’s a breath of fresh air, but still aware of its roots. In other words: a perfected form – beautifully recorded & incredibly well mastered.
Along with entrancing & frankly stunning performances, the songwriting is second to none, and the acoustic guitar work reflects & enhances the growing emotions in a perfectly fitting way.
Purchla’s lyrics are fascinating – the scene he sets, the story he tells, the gore & the observations, the other & the self – all of this is captivating.
Love is always easy to write about, but difficult to actually experience – from that experience I can easily write sadder songs.
WBM doesn’t hide behind effects & weight & volume, it just is what is – this is art as presented in the moment, emotional & genuine.
There’s a level of wonder & intimacy to the whole thing, as if this is some secret, heartfelt performance we just happened to have stumbled upon.
The ideas inspire hope yet again, a delicate level of motivation and understanding – it makes you feel as if everything will be ok
Life is the beautiful new single from Race Against Fate. Pairing the simple energy of an acoustic guitar and a sitar, the song’s ambiance is calming & delicate, the message & melody being the driving forces behind it’s strength.
Listen to your gut, give it time & don’t push too hard. It’s just as important to find the right people & develop relationships as it is to find talented musicians & develop your sound. Friendship makes it work.
I heard a little Half Moon Run in the songwriting style, a reminder that lyrics that come from somewhere real & thoughtful are often the most intriguing. The Hills and the Rivers are a superb band.
There are some extremely distinctive threads throughout J. Hunter’s songs – his writing style is incredibly poetic, observational, and reflective, and his voice has a familiarity that drives the whole collection with a comforting touch of character.
I refuse to release any music that I don’t fully believe in. Music should be visceral & beautiful, it should sting, while reminding you how lucky you are that you get to listen.