Welcome once again to “Sad Bastard Sunday” here with the Paper Crane Collective! I am the deliverer of sombre, the master of mellow and the annihilator of contentment…welcome to the slower side of music . Sorry, a little too much old school wrestling match introductions running through my head today!
Today’s artist I wanted to feature is “Elephant Micah” or Joe O’Connell. He is an unassuming young gentleman with a penchant for delicate finger picked music and floating great lyrics over his music to create some of the best songs our there today. While he has quite a large catalog (and most of it is actually free) I wanted to focus on what is probably my favourite Elephant Micah album, “Exiled Magicians”. It contains some of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard and while they might not actually be “sad” in content, they make the mind wander in that direction – like the way a cello can bring such aching beauty with one slow draw of its bow across its strings.
Let’s listen to a few songs to get an idea of the music from one of the best “singer-songwriters” that I know of.
~Sandy @ Slowcoustic