Energetic Folk Pop for Fans of Fleet Foxes. - Callum Pitt: Out Of The Trees
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posted 25 May 2020 by Krister Axel
Takes influence from Bon Iver, while adding a driving bass-line and energetic drum performance for a hook-drenched moment of raw expression that feels like an instant classic of brooding folk-pop.

Callum Pitt combines a complex, folk-influenced finger style with rich harmonies and an effortless falsetto. We covered Callum twice before, for his 2018 single Happiness and a year later for his indie opus Away From The Rousing Parades. He returns with a dynamic indie-rock burner that mixes soaring vocal harmonies with an organic and live band-feel.

His unique and sonically-rich offerings have often found their way to 'New Music Friday' playlists across Europe and Asia, and spurred radio play from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music. Callum has also steadily built his live following with early tour support slots for Meadowlark, Isaac Gracie, and The Pale White, which led ultimately to his cementing a spot on Free Trade Agency’s roster next to performance powerhouses The War On Drugs and Fleet Foxes. "Out Of The Trees" continues his open addiction to nostalgic emotion and anthemic, hummable melodies, beginning with a shadowy, stripped-down verse and moving quickly to the energetic blend of rock and folk that has become his signature. With a poignant and introspective lyrical style Callum Pitt takes influence from Bon Iver, while adding a driving bass-line and energetic drum performance for a hook-drenched moment of raw expression that feels like an instant classic of brooding folk-pop.

We go when we're broken
And all the dead oceans move further away
They're vacant and surging
I watch through the curtains and see out the days
And stare into dark pink skies
Of nothing until it all fades
I want to have comfort
I want to mean something
I want to have faith

Now signed to Humble Angel Records, Callum is set to release more singles in 2020. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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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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