Running on a deep and wistful sense of ultimate resolution, Strange Things is a beautiful ballad from Alex Dunaway about self-inspection, and the wholehearted acceptance of whatever is found. It starts with a simple folk-style acoustic guitar, but molts gracefully into a fully electric presentation, with even a hint of gospel harmony by the end.
The essence of Dunaway’s voice is a direct and unwavering soprano, with a decidedly minimal sense of vibrato; the breathy purity of each note is more than enough to fend for itself. With the entrance of a roots band pocket, and a 16th-note stick pattern, veiled behind a dreamy wall of reverb, the transformation is complete. We emerge from the process of seeking, only to continue to seek.
Alex Dunaway is a singer-songwriter from Southern California. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.