Folk Rock Sensation from UK. - Callum Pitt: Away From The Rousing Parades
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posted 23 Jul 2018 by Krister Axel
I hear echoes of a Josh Ritter circa Animal Years, with a similar youthful vitality and nondepletable store of lyrical fire.

Callum Pitt often builds his songs out from a small, quickly-established melodic theme. For his new single Away From The Rousing Parades, I hear echoes of a Josh Ritter circa Animal Years, with a similar youthful vitality and nondepletable store of lyrical fire. He goes from an acoustic guitar intro that feels borrowed from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, to a final coda of big energy, stacked vocals, piano, and strings.

Customary to the writing style of Pitt seems to be a deft use of melody and dynamics to create narrative lifts, and drops: a moody series of peaks and valleys to carry the story forward. The lead vocal achieves a bright sense of optimism here and continues to build on a tuneful and bardic persona.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

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


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