This post was originally published in December 2018.

In the improbable miscellany of jazz trumpet and lap steel together, Jake Gunter puts his mark on this Americana-inspired single, fresh from the Nashville recording scene. A deft lyrical hand and an elevated production aesthetic refine this simple lost-love retrospective into a cutting set of jabs.

Often, only time will tell the smart choices from the uninspired. For the waiting, and the telling, we have the craft of song.

“She is the light through the window
not your choice to make
and the path of an avalanche
she calls fate”— Jake Gunter

For Gunter, every moment is a detail to take note of, and any emotion is fair game for musical discovery. Hollywood is a recreation of that doomed love, through the lens of a sweeping recollective concision.

Jake Gunter is a Louisiana-born singer and songwriter. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.