Summertime is a super swell time, except for the scorching heat that intensifies each year.
To complement (or to aptly put it, “counter”) this temporal climate imbalance, a required listening of Derek Clegg‘s latest effort, Head Down Sunrise, is a must.
The talented, Chicago-based singer-songwriter has been at it since the turn of the decade, and a growing number of people are starting to love his beautifully wrought compositions.
The right blend of folk, alternative, and country starts with “Dock,” a modest, banjo-infused romp that introduces us to Clegg’s suave vocals and smooth instrumentation.
As we dig deeper into the collection, his brand of music culls the familiar melodies of ’90s alt-rock to mind, such as with the Weezer-esque “Breaking the Seal” and the pub-ready “Hollywood.”
The folk influences take over come “The Next Train,” a track that can very well sit next to The Lumineers’ and Mumford & Sons’ discographies.
Derek Clegg is definitely the talent to watch out for.
3. Breaking The Seal
4. I’d Rather Take The Old Way
5. Build A Wall
8. Future Life
9. The Next Train
10. Better Days
12. Nice For You
13. You Should Show It