The tune starts off right away with Allysen's classic fingerpicking. This girl is a monster when it comes to fingerstyle guitar. She is just fantastic, taking a widely used playing style and really developing it into her own, very noticeable and very unique sound. Allysen Callery's voice is very distinct, almost from a different time and place. The writing also matches the mood of this track, its very pensive, slightly sorrowful, and a little, tiny bit gloomy. But it really conveys that feeling in such a successful way that it doesn't matter I am feeling a bit saddened, it just matters that Callery's writing is making me feel something.
the echo of your absence
haunts the air I breathe
The tune is a bit haunting, winding along a gravely road on a gray day out in some countryside. Pretty, but really at the same time, quite melancholy. I "feel" this song. In it's very short two minutes and twenty-six seconds I am completely transformed into another mindset. A bit sleepy, a bit transcendent, but undeniably a very moving and effective song. The record is fairly understated (at least in instrumentation) but honest, seemingly simple arrangements made from what I imagine were initially complicated and well thought out palettes.
Be sure to head on over to Allysen Callery's bandcamp to pick this new record up (released in June).