If anyone’s looking for tips on how to orchestrate transfixing Alt Folk preludes, hit play on Joey Sherman’s single PRETENDING and grab a pen. From the first pensively picked notes, we were hooked.
After the ringing of an old school alarm clock which pretty much fills you with the I-don’t-want-to-go-to-work/school-dread, the raw, rugged and steady guitar notes lead you into a sombrely captivating soundscape which any fans of Bob Dylan will appreciate. It’s as haunting as it is stunning.
With the extended duration of PRETENDING, there’s plenty of room for absorbing instrumental solos which add just as much emotional depth to the single as the vocals and lyrics.
If you can relate to needing an escape, you’ll find plenty of resonance within PRETENDING which powerfully points out just how much energy is demanded of us in day to day life and how exhausting it can be.
You can check out Joey Sherman’s single PRETENDING via YouTube.
It’s clear that when Joey Sherman creates music the rulebook is no where in sight, even when you’re two minutes into the orchestral track which is Indian Summer, you have no idea what you’re listening to. Is it prog rock? Post rock? Orchestral Blues? There’s not a box big enough to put this sound within, it’s boundless, progressive, almost 7 minutes of pure, sultry cacophonies over the occasional transcendent guitar solo. The poetic singer, song writer and producer dropped his debut track New Years Eve which he douses in his pioneering sound.
When most musicians claim to be influenced by everything, it’s normally a vain attempt to seem more open and cultural, yet with Joey Sherman, you can hear his influence ring through his music, it’s sweetly reminiscent of everything from a Ramin Djawadi composition, to a Red Hot Chilli Peppers track. The production for such an underground track, is so polished, yet intricately grunge its paradoxical. However you define the sound, it’s definitely not something you want to miss out on.
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