“Fire Tales” is a recent track from Sage of New England, a project that first caught our attention in March with the consuming “Encounter with a Guide.” Lush, flickering acoustics and shuffling percussion give way to vibrant piano lines, showcasing a blend of folk and art-pop. Matthew Hayes Jacobs once again showcases great songwriting and a stirring aesthetic, the vocal flourishes converging with piano and guitar to replicate a feeling reminiscent of a fresh autumn breeze. As evidenced by these two introductory tracks, Sage of New England is a project well worth following.
“For ‘Fire Tales,’ I was inspired by the men and women whose wisdom has been passed down for generations,” Matthew says. “In this song, I seek to honor them. They may have long disappeared, but their life work has had a great impact on us. Even though we are ages apart, we can feel deeply drawn to them. We are standing on their shoulders even now.””
“Fire Tales” and other memorable tracks from April can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2021’ Spotify playlist.