Desiree Cannon - Train Man
posted 22 Oct 2018 by Krister Axel
This is a slow dance with your ride-or-die, with a ballad on the juke.

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This one feels like the return of Patsy Cline, not just with vocal tone, but with the writing style as well. Desiree Cannon patiently spins a yarn about love and holding on with a lazy waltz, guitar tremolo, and a double bass.

The beauty of the writing style here is the naked, unadorned moment that comes across with the band - it’s just words, and longing, and a voice as pure as boiled water. This is a slow dance with your ride-or-die, with a ballad on the juke:

“Lost and confused
you got on the train
your mind fell apart
without knowing my name”— Desiree Cannon

Train Man is a raw, hypnotic ballad off of Desiree Cannon's debut album, Beach Sleeper, set to officially release on October 16th, 2018 on The Long Road Society. This song is featured on our Lost Treasure - Americana playlist.

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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