MoeDeLL’s artistry knows no bounds. The Americana/Singer-Songwriter out of Minnesota has this innate ability to mold himself into just about any genre he feels like at a moment’s notice. His latest single Porch has a classic country-folk sound to it with an authentic, down to earth and undeniable southern charm. It’s a real delight to listen to, and hooks the listener in with its simple yet engaging music and story.
From the very first line of the song MoeDeLL is able to paint a picture with broad brushstrokes of reds, yellows, and browns that instantly transport you to the south. Usually when this happens, it’s either the music or the lyrics that are responsible for telling a story, but much like a classic country tune, as is the case with Porch, both the music and lyrics play such an important role to this tale.
The music is your standard country song fare, fully equipped with acoustic guitars, slide guitars, and of course banjos. MoeDeLL’s got a bit of a country twang to his voice, and he sounds fantastic.
Porch starts off with a vintage gramophone effect on the track that eventually fades out as the song builds up and the rest of the band comes in. MoeDeLL’s signature acoustic guitar drives the song, but it’s really the slide guitar that steals the show and gives Porch that extra bit of character that makes it so incredibly infectious.
The story of Porch revolves around one basic concept; the idea that this man is going to build a porch for him and his partner to live, love, and grow old together on. It’s a cute concept that’s been told a thousand times before, but even still, MoeDeLL has somehow made it feel new and worthwhile again. There’s something so intrinsically appealing about a good old fashioned love song.