Soon I'll know exactly where I stand
Found in a flood of incendiary plans
Oh, I've been falling fast into the rhythms without rhymes
I won't be giving up again; yeah, I'll be getting up again
I'm a fan of quite a few...let's call them "departure side projects". You know, the kind where someone's got a musical itch that just doesn't quite fit with their primary work. Sometimes the project stays on the side. Albert Hammond, Jr.'s work, which we featured last month, fits this mold. As does the work of Casey Crescenzo, although The Dear Hunter might be more analogous to City & Colour; more of a true departure.
I first discovered a The Dear Hunter a few month's ago and have been very impressed with the variety and depth of the work. "Gloria" the latest release is more of the same, and a great intro to an interesting artist I can't wait to hear more from them when I see them live this fall.
If you like this one, take a look at the video for "Waves", which might be right up there with my favorite songs of 2015.