Premiere: Washburn and the River – “Easy Part of Me”


“Easy Part of Me” is a beautiful piece of folk from Washburn and the River, the project of Massachusetts singer/songwriter Jake Rosenberg. The track builds with elegance, beginning with a gentle acoustical accompaniment under Rosenberg’s soft vocals. Smatterings of piano slowly creep in, with percussion and electric guitar following thereafter. The song lifts into gorgeous heights around 02:30, when choir-like backing vocals combine with an uptick in lead vocal intensity alongside a soaring and expansive instrumental arsenal. A slickly captivating guitar emphasis around the three-minute mark helps guide this gem to its final section, a gorgeous combination of the aforementioned instrumentation.

Also released today is “Southern Moon”, featuring the vocals of Eleanor Elektra. The track is “a haunting folk tale of a girl experiencing delusions in her own home on a crisp autumn night.”

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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