It’s all coming back completely full circle. Â Folk music proves itself time and time again to be one of the truest influences in the musical world. Â A touch of Americana blended with a grave sense of indie rock realism rarely turns out badly. Â And in the case of Jesse Payne‘s latest album Buffalo and it’s kick off single “Take Me”, we might have possibly found the closest thing to perfection.Â With a sound that is just a little bit country, and a little bit folk n’ roll, Payne is a truly entertaining artist that is definitely not one to be overlooked when it comes to American splendor.
Buffalo kicks off almost as you would instantly expect. “Take Me” has a stripped-down blues and back-country folk sound that solemnly introduces splendidly saddened vocals that instantly let you know that this will be a song about a little bit of pain. Â Which we all have to admit is something we long for in folk and indie rock alike. Â
This track is an obvious college radio and coffee shop favorite to be. It is mellow, understanding, and contains a copious amount of simplistic fortitude that is both awe-inspiring and entirely relevant to the struggles of the modern man. A real pleasure for both thrill and despair seekers alike.
Buffalo was released October 4.
Download: “Take Me” by Jesse Payne
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