Thursday, September 09, 2021

Trace Mountains - "7 ANGELS"


Last year, Dave Benton released a record under the moniker Trace Mountains and he's already set to 
follow it up with another new album due next month.

Following the first single, "AMERICA," Benton has now shared another track from his upcoming record. "7 ANGELS" channels Americana with some heartland rock vibes echoing throughout. His soft acoustic strums are accented with gentle keys and easy drums which match his soft harmonies. It's a wonderfully sweet jam that sounds sepia-toned and perfectly aged with rust. When speaking about the song, Benton said:

"'7 ANGELS' is very representative of HOUSE OF CONFUSION on the whole. It was written pretty deep into the writing process, at a time when a lot of the album’s themes had already been established. It’s usually at this point in the writing process when songs come out the most naturally for me, and they are therefore usually quite simple. I think this song distills a lot of lyrical themes from the record — the passing of time, a change of heart, the sometimes wistful feeling of being on the road — in a fairly straightforward but questioning way that feels perhaps more universal than some of the other songs on the album. And that, to me, makes it feel like a nice introductory listen. Make of it what you will!"

HOUSE OF CONFUSION is out on October 22 via Lame-O Records.

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