“April Song”, the first track off of Russell James Pyle’s upcoming Seasons EP, opens with a bright, crisp guitar as fresh as a Spring morning, but as bronze as falling Autumn leaves. From there, a wave of instrumentation quickly washes over the tune, pulling the listener along on its blue and gold river of Americana. As the song dreamily floats on, Pyle’s full, emotive vocals tell a tale of, according to the performer himself, “new beginnings, fresh starts, and early morning drives with the one you love that refuse to be ruined by rain.”
The idea of rain far from ruins “April Song” and instead enhances it as an outro of a wall of white noise evokes the roaring winds of a rainstorm. There is an intimacy and familiarity to Pyle’s lyrics that give “April Song” an honest vibrance matched only by the rowdy folk music that accompanies them. As sure as dew forms on fresh green grass while car radios play bluegrass and Hornsby, Russell James Pyle’s “April Song” will act as a perfect accompaniment to love no matter the season.
Russell James Pyle’s Seasons EP will be released soon. Until then, you can follow Russell Jame Pyle of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, and on his website at www.russelljamepyle.com.