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The melodic songs of experimental folk artist Jack Keyes capture his contentment with being himself in the present moment while holding a somber reverence for the past. The resulting music is soothing and intimate with an undercurrent of raw darkness. Keyes’ newly released album Dissolving in Dusk is a 10-track exploration of the impermanence of natural beauty and its reflection in the small moments of the day.
Keyes’ fingerpicked guitar and whispered vocals recall Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Sufjan Stevens. In his sophomore album, Keyes has further found his confidence and voice, and has branched out in his instrumental experimentation. The penultimate track, The Moon is Too High (The Song), captures these production choices, with low-pitched electric guitars and a vocal sampler adding a unique twist to the folk genre.
After releasing his first full-length album, “The Moon is Too High” in March 2021, Keyes has carved out a niche in the online DIY scene and in his hometown in Louisville, Kentucky. He has contributed songs to compilation albums for the influential bedroom label Z Tapes, and has been featured in a benefit album for Ukraine by Bughead Records. In Louisville, he has had songs featured on local NPR affiliate WFPK, and performs frequently at classic venues in town such as Kaiju and the Flamingo Lounge.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tophillrecording/support