David Ayscue - New York
Woven into the string of emotions, both remembered and sudden, is that poetic determinism that belongs to the romantic.
This post was originally published in September 2018.
With his folky baritone and a simple style of flat-picking David Ayscue lets the lyrics carry the energy, so that the full song reads as a chaptered reminiscence, one thematic page at a time. It is a wistful, elbows-on-the-sill, chin-on-hands look across a rainy Central Park.
Woven into the string of emotions, both remembered and sudden, is that poetic determinism that belongs to the romantic:
the countryside lost its character
everybody is moving away or moving out
but I know someday I’ll return to her”— David Ayscue
It’s a poignant collection of moments. New York, by David Ayscue, is a wonderful example of how we mythologize our past, and create beauty from pain.
David Ayscue is an LA-based singer/songwriter with a stirring voice and a bouncy, intricate guitar-playing style. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.