Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
Pale Paper - Fences
There's a good chance that you have heard of Chris Mansfield AKA Fences (yes, named after the August Wilson play that Denzel Washington turned into an Oscar-Winning Film this past year), thanks in part to his collaboration "Arrows" with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis back in 2014.
Today I want to bring "Pale Paper" off of Fences' most recent EP To the Tall Trembling Trees to your attention, because it is a particularly good bittersweet indie alt-pop track. The thing about Fences is that his lyrics are always constructed in a very interesting manner; you can hear the thought put into crafting "Pale Paper" from start to finish.
Check out the recently released official video below:
"Pale Paper" is very well layered; while for me, the song is mostly about the vocals and lyrics, I do appreciate the occasional use of harmony, not to mention the rhythm heavy musical backing that gives the track a bit more emotional punch to it, and really comes to shine with repeated listens.
If this is your first introduction to Fences, and you dig "Pale Paper", do check out his other work, like To the Tall Trembling Trees or 2015's Lesser Oceans; both are definitely worth your time, and show a good deal of Fences' range.
Well, I tried my best (...like I actually have control over anything when it comes to Apple Music), and even though we are missing a couple of tracks, the DSD Playlist - Feb 17 is out now, and it's pretty damn great.
Hope you enjoy it too!
Remember, if you want me to expand where I put these playlists beyond Apple Music, you just need to let me know on Twitter, and I'll see what I can do.
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.
Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.