UK Folk-Pop. - Keston Cobblers Club: Here's the Truth
posted 07 Jun 2019 by Krister Axel
An engaging and thoughtful message about the things we give away for a chance at true love.

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A beautiful fingerpicking style that might remind you of Iron & Wine, along with a rich arrangement of strings and horns and some deep vocal harmony creates a soothing and vibrant mix. The notes are alive and engaged with an open sense of curiosity and exploration, which is lifted by a strong production and a personality from the vocal performance that feels both effortless and naturally plaintive.

Simple embellishments from the percussion bring more energy, and the dynamic side of this arrangement is allowed to shine, as our ears bounce between a counterpoint from lead and falsetto vocals, as well as violin, cello, clarinet, and baritone. The resulting stew of influences from folk to chamber-pop benefits from a talented supporting band that reads as a who’s-who of local luminaries. Thematically we explore the ample stock of confusion we gain immediate access to as we are initiated into the cult of young romance.

You were the first one
To be kind to me and you
Were the first one to recognize me

Here's the Truth, the latest from Keston Cobblers Club, is an engaging and thoughtful message about the things we give away for a chance at true love.

The music video includes musical friends: Ralph Pelleymounter from To Kill A King, Johnny Abraham from Public Service Broadcasting and Jenny from Jenny and The Mexicats. This song is featured on our Rainy Day 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