With the first few notes of Ian Terry‘s new single ‘Tracks‘, we are transported to another world. His gentle signature banjo, accompanied by the morphed far away brass moans and vocoder calls yearn and swell intoxicate and serve as a perfect canvas for Terry‘s tale of wintry tragedy.
Echoing the quiet precision of Elliott Smith and the raw emotive storytelling ‘For Emma‘ era Bon Iver, Terry‘s strength is in his stories; never glossing up a story or glorifying anguish. Terry tells it straight; “Could I have sooner seen the signs, there were none. The sharpened knife, the silent shot…The air was cold, the spoon was hot, now I’m following in your footsteps, I’m following your tracks“, the main theme of the pain of drug addiction laid out bluntly, openly and honestly.
Recording music out of his hometown in the American state of Delaware, Ian Terry showcases a wide range of instrumentation in the 20-some songs he released in 2016. ‘Tracks‘ is taken from Terry‘s upcoming full-length album, coming soon.