During a commute, we listened to a Canadian Indie radio station; and we were introduced to “Living & Dying” by Joshua Hyslop. It left an impression – a positive one. Before the song finished, there was a commitment to pass the introduction along. Unfortunately, there isn’t a Soundcloud version, so passing the introduction to Hype Machine must wait.
“Living & Dying” is Folk with a message. The format is a simple one, where two segments of vocals are separated by an instrumental segment. But the instrumental segment has an increased tempo and a background chorus. The final vocals segment is short, but reinforces the message that humans are having a negative impact on the earth. During the song, there is a heavy reliance on the banjo and a well-arranged use of what is likely a slide guitar.
“What Have I Done” (feat. Anna Scouten).