First Songs is the solo work of songwriter Boris Skalsky, who fronts Dead Heart Bloom. Here one will find a stripped-down folk side of Skalsky as opposed to something a bit heavier. Piano and acoustic guitar replaces rock guitars and drums.
It is a welcome change; songs like opener “Bright Eyes Gone” and it’s successor “A Love To Remember” have memorable, heartfelt melodies. This trend continues throughout First Songs. Select songs have a classic folk sound, like the chorus to “It’s A Truth” and “Soft Rains”.
Boris Skalsky’s music is honest and captivating. One listen to the plucked guitar and accompanying piano in “Learn To Grieve” and you too will be a fan.
First Songs by Boris Skalsky is available now on Amazon.
Boris Skalsky: Bright Eyes Gone [mp3]
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1. Bright Eyes Gone
2. A Love To Remember
4. It’s A Truth
5. Learn To Grieve
6. Christmas Daydream
7. Soft Rains
8. Why Do I Feel