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Posted June 25, 2013 by Mike Mineo in Tracks
 
 

The Green Fields – “When the Blowing Wind Comes”

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The sounds of North Carolina-based songwriter Chris Mondia resemble gold nuggets culled from obscure ’60s pop compilations, which continue to be a great method of discovering new material from a decade with an ample amount of overlooked songwriters. Mondia is writing in the present day though; much of the material on his Soundcloud was recorded sometime between 1999 and now. Still, his retaining of ’60s pop authenticity is impressive, from the breezy hooks to a blue-skied mode of production that fully takes advantage of his relatively meek – but crisply hypnotic – vocals. “When the Blowing Wind Comes” is a slice of retro pop magic, with twinkling keys, jangly guitars, and intermittent brass leading sentiments that are very much typical of ’60s folk: the search for an easy-breezy utopia, where unspoken grudges and flaky existences cease to surround us. Relax, and treat yourself to a songwriter whose pop songwriting has the ability to touch ’60s nostalgia without appearing overly reliant on its influence.

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