“Scared Away the Song” is a rousing new track from Jake Winstrom, formerly the lead vocalist and songwriter with Knoxville act Tenderhooks. Upon returning to Knoxville after settling in Brooklyn, Winstrom went to work with producer Jeff Bills and others at Arbor Studios, to complete an album that showcases Winstrom’s hook-y songwriting and gripping high tenor vocals. “Scared Away the Song” – and the album of the same name, Winstrom’s first solo album – show his emotive vocals work well alongside melodic guitars and keys, centering around a chorus (“heroes … ones and zeroes,”) full of melodic enthusiasm, with a bit of a New Pornographers feel in the general arsenal. If this track is any indication, Winstrom’s debut solo album looks to be a good one.
Order the full album via Jake’s Bandcamp here.