Stephen Kellogg “High Highs Low Lows” – Listen

This single, out today, is taken from Stephen Kellogg’s upcoming album ‘Objects In The Mirror‘ (due out November 23rd) and is the definition of a slow builder.  Coming in as just a voice and acoustic guitar it adds instruments until the whole band is there, and then fades out on a gorgeous piano and pedal steel coda.

Of ‘High Highs Low Lows’ Kellogg has commented that “‘High Highs, Low Lows’ is a bit of an ode to perseverance. To finding ones way through hard times (of which there are plenty), and also having the sense to recognize happiness when it’s in front of us. Like a lot of people, I’m trying to make sense of some of the fractures that have occurred in my life. Music helps with that. When we recorded the song, it started storming right at the top of our first time playing through it. A lightning bolt outside caused the lights to flicker. We kept playing but none of us really knew if we were even actually recording. That ended up being the take and since things were tracked ‘on the floor’ we kept the whole bands pass top to bottom.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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