Alex Siegel - Daydreaming Pilot
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posted 01 Jun 2018 by Krister Axel
It's a walk in the afternoon sunshine; in the style of an Elliott Smith, Alex Siegel makes groove entirely out of a guitar strum and the barest of drum kits.

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It's a walk in the afternoon sunshine; in the style of an Elliott Smith, Alex Siegel makes groove entirely out of a guitar strum and the barest of drum kits. The soft-spoken lead vocal combines with a rich assortment of acoustic embellishments to create a thick forest of plucked strings swaying beneath the airy falsetto.

Using a warm and delicate mix that balances piano against dry drums and some layered vocals, Siegel warns us not to be too careful in life. Remember to follow the signs:

“There must be a reason
why you never left my mind
I’m a daydreaming pilot,
flying blind
to you...”— Alex Siegel

This washy toe-tapper for a hazy summer day would make Brian Wilson proud. The melody sets up a great hook and it's always over too fast.

Alex Siegel is a singer-songwriter from Santa Monica, California.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist