Track Premiere: Adam Lytle “Seeds Of Joy”

Photo: Roeg Cohen

Seeds Of Joy‘ is the third single from Adam Lytle’s new debut solo album ‘This Is The Fire‘ which is due out on October 20th), produced in collaboration with Jonathan Schenke (Liars, Parquet Courts) and Trey Pollard (Faye Webster, Kevin Morby).   ‘Seeds Of Joy‘ is both cinemagraphic in its scope and poetic in its delivery, hinting somewhat at Scott Walker territory.

Adam Lytle has musd onthe song and its origins saying: “In the fall of 2021, my friend Eva (Nighttime) had asked me to record some piano on her song ‘Keeper is The Heart’.  While working out my part for that song, I stumbled on the melody that would become the centerpiece of  ‘Seeds Of Joy’ .  I worked on the song for a year after. Filling notebooks with free-written lyrics. Extracting a line here and a word there; combining seemingly disconnected fragments into a mosaic that felt reflective of life’s complexity. 

The recording features an “ocean of strings” arranged by Trey Pollard that offers a gorgeous perspective on the lyrics while Ryan Jewell’s drums give the song wings. Jonathan Schenke brought it all together in the mix; making additional arrangement decisions that emphasize the surrealistic journey.”

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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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