It's a walk in the afternoon sunshine; in the style of an Elliot Smith, Alex Siegel makes groove entirely out of a guitar strum and the barest of drum kits. The soft-spoken lead vocal combines with a rich assortment of acoustic embellishments to create a thick forest of plucked strings swaying beneath the airy falsetto.
Using a warm and delicate mix that balances piano against dry drums and some layered vocals, Siegel warns us not to be too careful in life. Remember to follow the signs:
This washy toe-tapper for a hazy summer day would make Brian Wilson proud. The melody sets up a great hook and it's always over too fast.
Alex Siegel is a singer-songwriter from Santa Monica, California.
Music writer and podcaster.