Will Stratton's melodies and instrumentals are considerably impressive - taking the best parts of folk bands like Horse Feathers and Bowerbirds (and their pastoral reveries), frankenstein-ing them together, and adding his own light touch of finger-picking and quiet, arresting tenor. Stratton somehow makes his 7 minute opening track, "You Divers" seem like mere seconds.and worthy of instantaneous repeat. Only to be followed by bustling "When You Let Your Hair Down to Your Shoulder" which finds the perfect balance between the soulful arrangement and Stratton's narrative.
Hear the two masterfully written tracks here:
Will Stratton's Post-Empire is out March 20th.