Vancouver Roots Artist Releases New Single "Seasons Changing"
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posted 02 Oct 2021 by Krister Axel
Who among us can actually handle the truth—and dare to celebrate the ubiquity of our own imperfections?

It was more than three years ago now that we first wrote about Zach Kleisinger and his track "Feeling Like This." He's back with a new song that still reminds us of a 'choked-up troubadour'—but this time, he's striking a contemplative tone and musing on the unfortunate human tendency to blame an external world for internal problems. A circular lyrical theme brings us back to that quintessential moment of self-exculpation: let's just blame it on the seasons changing.

This song started as a response to seasonal depression and evolved into the rich tapestry of artistic malaise that extends from a collision between the dream of life and life itself. "Seasons Changing" is the comfort and the anguish rolled into one, combining a subtle folk guitar with a gorgeous lap steel performance, harmonica, and a subtle drum shuffle. Kleisinger touches on themes of mortality and melancholy as he paints a vivid picture of the human experience as a dynamic and shifting landscape of small regrets and insidious self-criticisms. The cure is of course that universal salve of unvarnished honesty as he concludes with the final verse: so much is hidden, safely unnoticed. But could you stand up right—and face your failings?

That is truly the question, after all. Who among us can actually handle the truth—and dare to celebrate the ubiquity of our own imperfections?

Maybe I will grow my hair out
Maybe I'll start caring less
And maybe I'll just sleep to get out of this mess
Because maybe it's the job I'm doing
But is that the price I'm paying?
But let's just blame it on the seasons changing

Could be the time I've spent
Stressed out at nowhere's end
I could be the way I start to hate myself
I could be my back that hurts
It could be my time that's fading
But let's just blame it on the seasons changing

Zach Kleisinger has shared the stage with many brilliant musicians such as The Deep Dark Woods, Charlotte Cornfield, and Sam Lynch. His new album "Their Symposium" explores a chorus of disparate voices that all speak from a version of himself.

Visit Zach Kleisinger on Instagram.

Photo credit: Chad Gilmour

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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