yours are the only ears – “you and bobby”

– featured image courtesy of daniel dorsa – 

just two weeks out from the release of her debut full-length, susannah cutler has shared the album’s final single, “you and bobby.”  like the rest of cutler’s output at the helm of yours are the only ears, “you and bobby” is incredibly measured, doling out precise parcels of vivid imagery, storytelling that wends through optimism and desolation before arriving at its final destination.

the sparse instrumentation gradually fills out as the song progresses, the keyboards exploring more motion with the percussion as rigid acoustic fingerpicking ventures into an upper register.  but it’s when everything drops out that “you and bobby” reaches critical mass, the faint pulse of a kick drum and the warbling current of organ pads absorbing the weight and resolution of cutler’s lyrics.

knock hard is out may 11th via team love records.  listen to “you and bobby” below.

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