Gretchen's Wheel - The Maze
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posted 05 Jun 2018 by Krister Axel
A warm mid-tempo romp with shades of mono synth and a sparse, well-poised melodic narrative.

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It's a guitar-driven sound and those straight 8th-note strums blend with a mesmerizing voice to create a washy and stylistic world of melancholy. It's a place where we are stuck inside the gears of life:

“No easy way in
no easy way out
you’ve been here before
you failed to reroute”— Gretchen's Wheel

What Gretchen's Wheel offers us with The Maze, which was just released today, is a warm mid-tempo romp with shades of mono synth and a sparse, well-poised melodic narrative. The elements of electric guitar and the type of lyricism present in this track gather together a very modern feel, a sort of Tron-world sound, by at turns using minimalism and track-stacking to build energy and some beautiful harmony.

Gretchen's Wheel is an indie-pop solo project by Lindsay Murray from Nashville, TN. This song is currently featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters 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