Posted April 9, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Folk


Gorgeous folk track “Shut-In” is the latest from DRENCH FRIES. The solo project of songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Levi Nattrass previously impressed with the track “Snow in April…” in 2016. Since then, Nattrass has spent time songwriting, singing, and bass-playing in other bands, like Big Buddy. The DRENCH FRIES project returned last year with a lovely EP, Ballad Salad, and now with “Shut-In.”

“Shut-In” is a lyrically timely effort, venting frustration while also reminding that society can overcome together. “Feeling down, feeling helpless as the ICUs get slammed / What our leadership is thinkin’ I won’t ever understand,” Nattrass sings toward the conclusion, following a lyrical yearning to “huddle outside a dive in the soft glow of the moon with you.” These emotive lyrical perspectives combine with a consuming melody and warming folk-driven aesthetic to result in a very memorable release.

“Shut-In” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].