Jon Reynolds & The Aches - Undertow
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posted 03 Sep 2018 by Krister Axel
Pretty much all bass line and melody, this catchy single strikes a balance between a riff-y roots-elegance and a touch of modern throwaway-cool.

Indie-rocker Jon Reynolds reinvents himself with the release of Undertow and some help from The Aches. Pretty much all bass line and melody, this catchy single strikes a balance between a riff-y roots-elegance and a touch of modern throwaway-cool. It feels both natural and painstakingly produced.

With a nice use of counterpoint in the bridge vocals, some clavinet, and a really clean and slightly muted electric guitar, Undertow creates a landscape of bright energy and dirty swing. This song feels like an easy way to pick up the mood on a slow day.

“I told myself to go with the flow
That’s where I was a year ago
Now I’m not hanging around”— Jon Reynolds & The Aches

"Undertow" is the brain child of Nashville artists Jon Reynolds and Ben Cramer (Old Sea Brigade). This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters 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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