Scattered Trees – Love and Leave
April 5, 2011 will see the album Sympathy by Scattered Trees released on Roll Call Records. The fact the press clip said: “The album is a focused, deeply personal collection of songs that finds Scattered Trees experimenting with lush multi-part harmonies, constructing dynamic builds, and exploring the intricacies of love and loss,” caught my attention when I normally skim or skip whatever marketing-talk is written. Such talk is often sunny, optimistic hyperbole that says nothing at all despite its verbosity. Yet after listening to the record, it was remarkably true here and thus why I included it. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
A great example turns out to be Love and Leave, the third song on the album. I partly wish I could feature more than just one song for the album. It feels a little incomplete in a way. That might be in part because the album was written by lead singer Nate Eiesland after his father passed away. The songs he wrote in the aftermath of his loss became Sympathy and just one song isn’t the whole reaction.
Scattered Trees will be at SXSW so if you’re going, keep in mind checking them out.
You can like them on Facebook as you listen to Love and Leave.